Your resume is polished, all you need now is the perfect cover letter to convince the company you’re the right candidate.
There is a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there about cover letters- be professional but be conversational, highlight skills and experience from your resume but don’t regurgitate your resume, follow a format but don’t be formulaic.
We at First Recruiting have condensed the best cover letter advice into the following three simple tips:
The most overlooked question is also the one most candidates are unprepared to answer. This is often because job applicants don’t do their homework on the position. During the interview it is your responsibility to illustrate why you are the most qualified candidate to fill the position. Spend extra time reviewing the job description and qualifications very closely to identify the skills and knowledge that are critical to the position, and then identify experiences from your past that demonstrate those skills and knowledge.
Job interviews are essentially a high-pressure sales call. The product? You — or, more specifically, the skills and experience you can bring to a new job. In today’s ultra-competitive job market it’s important to learn to sell yourself and your skills so you stand out during the interview process.