When applying for a job do you dread seeing the words, “please attach cover letter?” You are not alone; cover letters do not win the ‘most liked’ award when it comes to job hunting. A well written cover letter could be standing between you and landing an interview. Keep the following tips in the forefront of your mind when writing cover letters:
- Do Not Overthink – This is sometimes more easily said than done.
- Tailor It – Make sure to tailor your cover letter to each specific job. Recruiters can tell if it is a generic cover letter. Instead make sure that you address relevant points that were listed in the job description.
- Do Not Over Share – Sometimes excitement takes over and with that comes oversharing. Do not list everything you have ever accomplished professionally. Keep it simple and to the point. A lot of information can be shared during the interview.
- Convey Confidence – Make sure to convey confidence through your writing that you can successfully do the job.