In Cover Letter, You Can Highlight Information Not Included in Resume


In a guest blog posting awhile back on All Moms Work, Debra Wheatman of Resumes Done Right ( and notes that your cover letter is an opportunity for you to highlight certain things that you might not have been able to include in the résumé. She writes:
For example, perhaps you have been designing model houses since childhood, but have worked in another industry and now want to enter architecture. A cover letter would be the optimal place to discuss such information and provide specific examples of what you have designed. Or, maybe you have been cooking gourmet meals and regularly have dinner parties at your house and your friends’ houses. If you were applying for a position in a test kitchen, the cover letter would be the appropriate place to reveal this information – especially if you currently work in a more traditional business role.