DYNAMIC COVER LETTERS
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Dynamic, affordable and focused cover letters have become a necessity in today’s fast-paced world to get an employer's attention
Resume Crafters writes cover letters that bridge gaps in your resume such as a spotty work history, circumstances, events or skills not emphasized in your resume.
Our service includes a telephone interview consultation with a cover letter expert. (See cover letter examples at the bottom of the page)
We customize the cover letter to fit the job you are seeking.
Employers get hundreds of resumes, especially when they advertise a position on a job search site. You can not afford to send out a cover letter that is sloppy, unfocused and poorly written.
Find Unadvertised Jobs
Most job opening are found via job posting ads at job search sites or in ads in the newspaper, trade magazines, and other publications. Employment agencies and executive-search firms are another source of open-market positions. There are areas of the job market that are harder to find out about. To get these jobs, compile a list of companies in your field where you may want to work and send out a broadcast letter to ask if they have a job opening. A broadcast letter is a type of cold call contact that can be effective if you have a specific set of companies you want to work for or are looking to work for in a specific geographic location. There are many resume dispersal services you can Google to find a company to upload a contact letter to and resume in bulk to different addresses.
You Need More Than One Cover Letter
As far as cover letters are concerned, it’s impossible to have one cover letter that can be used to apply for all job. Instead you must tailor your cover letter to show skills that are applicable to the job you’re applying just as you would your resume.
The letter should contain keywords that will be picked up by a scanning device and will ensure that you get a call that may lead to a job interview. The cover letter may describe why you are perfect for the job.
An excellent cover letter targets the job skills contained in the job description. You may have a paragraph or two that you can use over and over again that defines your background, education and experience that is congruent with the job you’re applying for.
A good cover letter also shows an employer that you have the confidence and background to do well at a job. You can summarize why you would be an excellent choice for the position and actually ask to be hired. Although, you may be applying for a job in a particular field, there are many jobs available with different titles that with a tailored cover letter you can apply for. But you must emphasize the different skills and tailor a cover letter to show the experience you may not have highlighted in your resume.
A cover letter can handle employment gaps
Your letter can explain things that your resume can't such as large gaps in your employment history. You may, for example, be reentering the job market or changing careers. A cover letter can explain these circumstances in a positive way.
Finally, a cover letter provides an opportunity to express your personality. It can suggest to an employer that this person would be good to interview because she sounds like someone they would like to get to know better and is the kind of person the business needs.
Types Of Cover Letters
There are several types of cover letters – a letter of introduction written by a colleague that supports your background and work history of the job.
A letter of application where you describe your qualifications and give detailed information about what you’ve done and how it supports the job you are applying for.
A broadcast letter, on the other hand, is comprised of general information about your background that could be sent to many different employers as a feeler to see if there are any jobs available that require a person with your skills and background.
Remove your Job Objective On Your Resume because it limits the scope of your image
A cover letter can serve the same function as the job objective on your resume and expand your work history. Some applicants find a job objective too limiting and want to show a potential employer that they are qualified to perform several different jobs with basically similar skill sets.
Your cover letter should focus an the skills that are listed in the job description. It is not up to the employer to define the best job for you based on a review of your many talents. Instead, you must choose and emphasize areas that demonstrate that you have the experience and ability to do the job.
Another type of letter focuses on why you want to seek admission to a college, graduate or medical school or scholarship. This type of letter is a profile of you and your background that highlights why you want to attend a certain school and underscores why you have the potential to succeed.
Here are some sample cover letters.
Resume comes with a Cover Letter
A cover letter gets
an employer's attention. and tells what you have to offer.