Even if only one in two cover letters gets read, that’s still a 50% chance that including one could help you, he explains. “It’s an opportunity to distinguish yourself,” Glickman adds. Still, as anyone who’s ever written a cover letter knows, it’s not easy to do well. Here’s how to give hiring managers what they’re looking for.
An excellent article that’s easy to read, “How to Write a Cover Letter” goes over the basics in what to put into a Cover Letter. You may ask yourself how a Cover Letter is different than a Resume as well as whether they are even read. Amy Gallo’s article is a quick way to understand how your Cover Letter can bring you “over the top” to a hiring manager or employer. Always remember to apply smart, research, tailor your cover letter to each job you apply to, and keep it short.