Cover Letters Sometimes Call for Creative Approach


Continuing our series excerpted from our new, free white paper, Cover Letter Reboot: A Crowdsourced Update of Traditional Cover-letter Advice for Today’s Job Search, which you can download here. If you prefer not to download, you can read the contents here. WhitePaperScreenshot.jpg In this part of the series, we asked hiring decision-makers to describe cover letters that really wowed them. Each post over the next several days will reveal one decision-maker’s response: When we were recruiting for our marketing manager, I asked candidates to submit the most creative cover letter they could muster. One of the job responsibilities for the position was to create one of our electronic newsletters, and one particular candidate took the time to create a cover letter for us in the form of an electronic newsletter. It was very cleverly written and designed.
   — Sheri Graciano, human-resource manager, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau See all the parts of the white paper/Cover Letter Reboot package: Cover Letter Wish List: Hiring Decision-Makers Reveal What They Want to See in Cover Letters, Hiring Decision-Makers Cite Top Cover-Letter Mistakes that Disqualify Job-Seekers, and Cover Letters That Wowed: Hiring Decision-Makers Describe Winning Cover Letters.