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COVER LETTER TIPS

TIPS TO HELP YOU MAKE THE PERFECT, ATS-PROOF COVER LETTER


Dos

  • Customize a cover letter for every job application that asks for one.
  • Incorporate the top skills or keywords from the job description in your cover letter.
  • Include the company address and point of contact’s name on your cover letter.
  • Incorporate relevant and compelling measurable results in your cover letter.
  • Explain, briefly, any dramatic shifts in career (i.e. you are changing industries or job titles) .
  • Use company information to relate your interest in the job.
  • Include the job title and company name for which you are applying in the letter.
  • Keep your cover letter as short and concise as possible.
  • Convey WHY you are right for the position.


Don'ts

  • Use a cover letter unless one was requested.
  • Attach a cover letter directly to your resume unless requested to do so.
  • Use the same boiler-plate cover letter for multiple job applications.
  • Over-explain your work history, employment gaps, or qualifications - save it for the interview.
  • Badmouth any of your past employers.
  • Use the cover letter to complain or tell about your job search journey.


Cover Letter

Part 1: Cover Letter Writing Guide
Jobscan’s Guide to Writing an Effective Cover Letter
Part 2: Cover Letter Formats
Formatting a cover letter can be frustrating but Jobscan walks you through cover letter formats from A to Z in this complete guide.
Part 3: Cover Letter Templates
Cover letter templates are a great starting point for writing your cover letter, here is our advice on how to choose and use cover letter templates.
Part 4: Cover Letter Examples
Cover letter examples can be helpful or confusing to a job seeker. Here is Jobscan's top advice on using the best cover letter examples.