One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is that a cover letter should not be generic, as many people believe. In fact, any cover letter you submit for a job application should be tailored to that position. Human resource managers and department heads can differentiate between a tailored cover letter and a generic one very easily.
A great place to search for a new job is over at EmploymentCrossing, where thousands of new jobs are posted each week. Once you find a job that interests you on the site, make sure you take note of all the qualifications and skills desired by the employer. This will help you write the cover letter for the application.
When you begin writing the cover letter, make sure that it addresses the person named on the job posting. This is crucial because it personalizes the cover letter, showing the person that you took the time to do a little bit of research before sending in your packet of information.
The cover letter should also mention the specific skills and experience you have that meet the job qualifications posted on the opening you found at EmploymentCrossing. The more you tailor the cover letter to the position for which you are applying, the more likely it is that your letter will be read more than once by the hiring manager at the company.
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