Be Sincere, Not Overly Flattering, in Your Cover Letter


TeenaRoseBook.jpg When you discuss in your cover letter why you’re interested in working for a company, be sincere and specific. General flattering statements just waste valuable space and send the message that you didn’t bother to take the time to do your research. Point to something specific that impresses you about the company. “XYZ Corporation’s product line, especially the ACME 3000, presents an intriguing opportunity for any engineer” is much better sounding to an employer than “This is the best company ever and I’ve always dreamed of working for you.”

This tip is excerpted with permission from Designing a Cover Letter to “Wow” Hiring Personnel, an e-book by Teena Rose. For more cover-letter tips, visit Teena’s Bookstore to download your copy for $27.77. You can also download a free 19-page excerpt.