Daily Job Seeker Tip: Hate cover letters?

January 19th, 2011 | Job Search, Resume | No Comments »

Good! Most of the IT world does too! Very few hiring managers and IT directors read cover letters anyway, and if you do write one, you’re basically giving them another potential chance to cross you out of the running. Your best bet is to stick with a strong resume and be done with it.

If you are asked for a cover letter, or you choose to write one anyway, make sure you’re not just reiterating your resume. If you have an excellent resume, your cover letter is your opportunity to give a professional and personable face to that resume. Be clear and concise, sticking to just a few short paragraphs, and always try to get the name of the person you’re sending it to, so you can address it personally to them.

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