In Cover Letter: Tell How You Learned of the Position, Drop Names


TeenaRoseBook.jpg If you found out about the position from someone who works at the company, by all means mention it — in fact, that should be your lead-off sentence (i.e., “John Smith suggested I contact you about the opening in the human resources department.”). If you use someone in the company this way, be sure to send him or her a copy of your 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.