Tailor Third Cover-Letter Paragraph to Job Specifics


TeenaRoseBook.jpg If you are responding to a job advertisement, repeat some of the specific words and phrases used in the ad in your cover letter, particularly when you discuss why you’re a good fit for the company. The employer will easily make the connection that you understand the requirements of the job and match the company perfectly. In this paragraph, you should also refer to your enclosed resume for more information and list any other items that were requested and are also enclosed, such as writing samples or an official transcript.

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.