In Cover Letter, Give Examples of Using Skills Listed in Job Posting


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: One particular cover letter stands out. It was attached to a resume for a mid-level skilled-trades management job I had open. It summarized the writer’s skills in problem identification and solving, leadership, conflict resolution, and several other areas identified in the job ad. I was impressed.
   — Fred R. Cooper, managing partner, Compass HR Consulting, LLC 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.