In Cover Letter, Be Realistic about Your Value to the Employer


TeenaRoseBook.jpg The cover letter should give the employer an understanding of who you are, what you’ve done and what you can contribute to the company — not make it sound like you walk on water. State your skills and qualifications in a simple yet straightforward manner. Don’t forget that the employer is forming an impression of you as a person as well as a potential employee. Be careful not to send a message that he or she would be foolish not to hire you. No one wants to work with someone who is pretentious or arrogant.

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.