In Cover Letter, Tell How You'll Benefit Employer


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: Our current IT director had researched our organization and knew of a particular software that would benefit our company. His cover letter detailed the software he thought would help and included how he would implement it. He said he was passing the information along, whether we even interviewed him or not, because he thought it would be useful. I’m always going to take the time to visit with someone who is trying to help me. Even if we had not hired him, I would have made introductions to other colleagues on his behalf.
   — David Shelton, vice president for operations for Medical Advocacy Services for Healthcare (The MASH Program), Fort Worth, TX

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.