Gimmicks Will Probably Hurt, Not Help, Your Cover Letter


TeenaRoseBook.jpg Some applicants are inspired to create new and different cover “letters” — printing it on a full-size picture of themselves, for example, or creating a computer presentation complete with graphics and music. Gimmicks like these can easily backfire and go right into the trash can. Most employers want to hire people who are professional in their business dealings, who can communicate well, and who can be productive and results-driven. Nothing highlights this more than a well-written cover letter. Make your best impression on the employer immediately by using a formal cover letter and resume.

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.