Tips for Writing Persuasive Cover Letters

By: Craig Travis

Like a resume, a good cover letter can make all the difference. First impressions count. Your cover letter is designed to complement your resume in selling your professional background and experience to the employer so you can be seen and interviewed. It formally introduces you and quickly tells your story.

A well written cover letter is crucial to getting attention and I have now made the writing tips available online for no charge through our website: www.sequencestaffing.com. The vast majority of cover letters are poorly written and can cost the job seeker that all important career opportunity.

The cover letter allows you to tailor-make your presentation to the specific job and employer by highlighting critical information from your resume and from your professional background that's important for the employer to see and to know about. This is your opportunity to underscore the key achievements in your career that match up with the employer's needs and help you land the job interview.

Job seekers would gain more interviews by customizing their resume and cover letter to address the specific skills each employer is seeking. The employer is always more interested in their needs than yours, so ask yourself what would make you the perfect candidate for this job. Try to find out what they really need and want; then write your cover letter to address these points. I also suggest reviewing the job description or ad for key words and including them in the cover letter.

Of course, at Sequence we also offer our professional cover letter and resume writing services. If you prefer professional assistance, we can help you. Our team of professionally skilled writers will make your cover letter and resume standout in the crowd and will help you get that critical interview.



What makes Sequence standout among other employment job sites offering similar services is our in-depth knowledge of the construction, environmental and light industrial industries, giving us the leading edge in offering cover letter writing tips for those industries. Other leading sites, Monster.com, Hotjobs.yahoo.com and Caljobs.ca.gov don't have the industry-specific expertise of Sequence.

Sequence, a premier executive search and staffing firm for the construction, environmental and light industrial industries, is dedicated to supporting the core industries responsible for building and maintaining the nation's infrastructure, natural resources and environment by recruiting and placing field, management and executive-level personnel in temporary, temp-to-permanent and direct-hire positions. For more information, go to: www.sequencestaffing.com.

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