List Qualifications in Second Paragraph of Cover Letter


TeenaRoseBook.jpg Use the second paragraph of your cover letter to describe your skills and qualifications for the position you’re seeking. Highlight the items on your resume that are relevant to the position. Don’t mention details that don’t apply to either the job or the company, no matter how impressive you think they may be. Don’t forget to include examples of leadership skills, communication abilities and accomplishments. Be as specific as possible and use examples if needed. This paragraph allows the employer to begin forming an opinion of you as a dynamic, hard-working, motivated individual.

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.