In Cover Letter, Talk about What You Can Do for the Employer, Not What He/She Can Do for You


TeenaRoseBook.jpg Most employers are in business to make a profit. They want to know what you can do to help them make that profit, not how they can fulfill your personal career goals. Write about how you can increase sales or fulfill the organization’s mission or help streamline shipping. Employers aren’t cruel and heartless, but they really don’t need to know that you have “always wanted to work in this industry” or that you’re “looking for a position that will fulfill your dreams.”

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.