- Which job you are applying for. Often we have many openings, and I do not know which resume is being submitted for which job.
- If there is something pertinent I need to know, tell me (referred by a former employee, not able to start until May 1, etc.). If there is any personal connection, establish it (we met once at a trade show and you said, “if you ever need a job…”).
- Why are you applying? There should be a decent reason that of all the jobs available you applied to ours.
- If you have spent any time on our Website, with our catalog, or product, tell me. Those people almost always jump to the top of my stack if they have a decent resume.
— Grant DiCianni, president, Tapestry Productions Inc., Temecula, CA 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.