Elsewhere Online: 100+ Ways to Write a Great Resume Cover Letter
Dumb Little Man comes through again with a great article on cover letters. I recently had a chance to help a friend write and rewrite an important cover letter and it really got me to thinking about the great room there is for improvement.
You are sure to find some online gold here if you are currently involved in a job search or even contemplating one.
100+ Ways to Write a Great Resume Cover Letter
I was literally in the middle of writing a long article for Dumb Little Man that pertained to my method of choosing applicants for an open position I have. As I got half way done typing, one of our company recruiters sends me an email with a PDF containing a dozen or so resumes. I am happy that we are making progress on my job opening but after opening the attachment I was less than impressed.
11 of the 12 resumes had cover letters which is actually pretty good because if you skip that step, you simply look unprofessional. The problem is that they all of the cover letters looked exactly the same and had the same message." Blah, blah, blah very qualified and a good fit into your company...blah, blah..."
(Via Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life.)
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