Show Off Your Company Research in Cover Letter


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: I recently hired a consultant whose cover letter blew me away. She had clearly read my job posting in detail and addressed nearly every aspect of the job. She also indicated she had read my company Website and mentioned the content, which was a huge plus. She had clearly done her research, and that translated into the interview and now, her job.
   — Jessica Oman, owner/CEO, Write Ahead Consulting, Vancouver, BC, Canada 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.