Let Your Cover Letter Sit for a Day Before Submitting


TeenaRoseBook.jpg If you can, set your cover letter aside for a day or two, then pick it up and re-read it from the point of view of the employer. Does it grab your attention in the first paragraph and keep it throughout? Does it clearly state what you want? Does it contain only the information that’s relevant to the specific job? Is it free of any misspellings or grammar problems? Does it answer the question “Why should I hire this person”? If you answer “no” to any of those questions, fix the problems

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.