Steps To Writing A Cover Letter For Resume

By: Aseriah Jordan

The cover letter is used to dress up a resume. Despite theirimportance, people still send their resumes without a cover letter. Notsending a cover letter makes hiring managers feel like the applicant islazy, unprofessional...and not very interested in the job.

A cover letter is much more than just an introduction to the resume.Actually, the name "cover letter" does little justice to this highlystrategic piece of marketing. It really should be called an "InterviewGenerating Letter" because, like the resume, it's purpose is to impressan employer so he'll call you for the interview.

The cover letter must do one of two things:

1) Get the Employer to read the resume or

2) Get the Employer to call you for an interview.

Preferably Both.

A eye catching cover letter shouldn't be you rambling on... it isextremely focused (one page tops)... and it completely supports thespecific job objective of the resume. And, like the resume, it shouldhave a secret structure that induces a prospective employer to takeaction on both a conscious and subconscious level.

Stellar Cover Letter...1, 2, 3!

1. First, you make a connection with the employer and grab their attention

2. You prove to him that you are the best person for the job.

3. Finally, you move them to take action-call you for an interview.

It is absolutely important to follow this sequence in order to write an effective cover letter. Just the Facts, man.

In Summary

The cover letter is the most important document seen by the employerbecause it tells them if your resume is even worth looking at. Read thearticle twice to get a real grasp of the information. If you need helpin writing a professional looking resume head on over to Or if you already have a resume you can Post if for FREE at

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