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Tailor Your Cover Letter to Specific Company and Targeted Position


TeenaRoseBook.jpg An employer won’t read a cover letter that looks like it was sent to every company in the industry. Be sure you both specify the position you’re seeking (or if it’s a generic inquiry letter, the type of work you want to do) and include details that show your knowledge about the company and how you can meet its needs. An employer wants to see applicants with a real interest in the company, enthusiasm, and proper qualifications. You can’t communicate that in a generic cover letter.

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.