In Cover Letter, Tell How You Can Address Employer's Challenges


Concluding 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. The final decision-maker’s response: I am most bowled over when, while reading a cover letter, it is apparent that the candidate has researched my company. I look for candidate selling points in the cover letter that will help alleviate some of the internal problems and issues that my company faces that could only have been gained from researching our company. Candidates that have answered the “what can you do for my company dilemma” by relating their cover letters to problems my company faces are certainly thrust to the top of the good pile!
   — Ron Kubitz, recruiting manager, Brayman Construction Corp., Saxonburg, PA 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.