How to Write a Cover Letter That’s a Direct Hit

Help From GraduateResumes.com on Writing a Better Cover Letter

Dear Jobseeker:

If a one-page cover letter is good, a two-page letter is even better?

Absolutely not.

Employers are busy professionals who have just a moment or two to look over your cover letter—so it’s important to make your point—on one page.

How To Say A LOT in Cover Letters Using LITTLE Space

It’s not as difficult as it seems.

Less really is more—when it comes to crafting a cover letter that’s a direct hit. It’s a simple matter of focusing your time and attention on the essentials—the items an employer is most interested in.

Here’s how you can do just that:

Use these SEVEN magical KEYS to unlock a successful Cover Letter

1. Create three paragraphs on one page. First, state the job you want. Second, list your qualifications. And third, clearly and directly ASK for the opportunity to be interviewed for the job.

2. Limit each paragraph to three or four well-written sentences.

3. Leave generous margins so there’s plenty of white space and be sure to double space between paragraphs.

4. Help the reader see at a glance what you wish to say by using numbers or bullets.

5. Bold-face the first sentence of each paragraph to capture attention.

6. Read through to catch errors, then print it out for one final edit.

7. Remember, a one-page carefully crafted cover letter has the best chance of hitting the “Bull’s-Eye!

Imagine how the employer will feel when he opens your cover letter­­––a simple, clearly worded letter that contains only necessary information and directly asks for the job interview as well.

Unlock The Golden Door

There you have it. SEVEN KEYS to a successful cover letter that will motivate any employer to read yours from beginning to end, then reach for the phone and call you for an interview that could very well lead to being hired for the job you’ve been dreaming of.

Pick up these keys today and unlock your future with an amazing cover letter!

Article by Jimmy Sweeney