There’s no one, singular “right” way to craft a successful cover letter, as each should be uniquely tailored to the writer and the position. But there are plenty of common mistakes that you can avoid to help ensure that your cover letter is more impactful.Read More
It’s always safe to include a cover letter when submitting your resume or job application, even when a position does not specify that a cover letter is required. The problem is that cover letters take time to write because you really do want to think about why you want to work for that organization and how you could benefit them.
It’s tempting to use a traditional structure for your cover letter and simply insert a company name where needed, but you’ll most certainly be wasting your time if you do this. Employers will read right through it and you will have lost yet an hour or two submitting another application that you won’t hear back from. They want to know there’s an interesting person on the other side of that letter who may actually be great to work with. So how can you deviate from the norm to really showcase more of your personality? Read on.Read More