How To Write a Solid Cover Letter and Resume
To Aid You In Nailing A Job Interview... FAST!
You shouldn't wait for the interview to exhibit your skills to a potential
employer. Your cover letter will point out exactly who is the best prospect, and
the resume will reinforce that info.
No employer is merely going to look at your credentials and say "welcome
aboard, you're hired". The employee hiring process doesn't work that way. And
many people forget this when hunting for a job. You must strive to get your
chance to sell yourself during an interview. The easiest way to get an interview is
by making the employer want to know more about you, your education, your
skills, and what you have to offer the company...
This is done with a Resume and Cover Letter
The first item to add to your cover letter is where you learned about the job.
Companies like to measure their advertising so make sure that you indicate when
and where you heard about the job opening.
Many times a cover letter never gets around to indicating the person who wrote
the letter desires to apply for a job. So make sure to include this in your cover
letter... unless you just are trying to squander some of your time by applying for
Also, you want to avoid stealing too much power from your resume, but just
enough details to show that you have the qualifications for the job. Concentrate
on highlighting your education, skills, and previous experience for a good cover
letter and resume.
Don't forget to refer to your resume in your cover letter because it will provide
the reader with more specific items about your qualifications. And don't miss out
and forget the most key component of a superb cover letter -- it's what we call a
"call to action". This is where you actually ask for an interview. After all, the
principal intent of your cover letter and resume is to achieve this task. It's your
main goal with these two documents.
Keep these essential resume tips handy: Try to keep it to one page. Make sure