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How to Write a Cover Letter

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A resume without a cover letter is like a burger without a bun. If you really wanted a job from somebody, you wouldn’t send them a burger without a bun, would you? Of course not.

Step 1: Address to specific person
Address the letter to a specific person. Writing ‘to whom it may concern’ is lazy—tracking down the right person shows real moxie.

Tip
If you’re unsure who to write, call the company and ask. Make sure you get their exact title and the correct spelling of their name.

Step 2: Open with introduction
Open your letter with a short introduction that gets right to the point—say what position you’re after and how you found out about it.

Step 3: Demonstrate knowledge of company
Demonstrate that you understand what the company does, and show enthusiasm for whatever that is.

Tip
Read through the company’s website to find details you can mention in your letter.

Step 4: Relate past experience
Relate your past work experience to the current opening. Don’t count on employers to connect the dots and realize how your previous jobs are relevant.

Step 5: Mention specific things
If you’re responding to a job posting, adapt your writing to address specific things mentioned in the post.

Tip
Keep your cover letter short and concise. It shouldn’t be longer than a page. A few brief paragraphs is enough.

Step 6: Mention attachments
If you are attaching additional materials, like a portfolio or a reel, mention that at the end of the letter.

Step 7: Add suitable closing
After thanking your reader, sign off with a suitable closing, like ‘Sincerely’ or ‘Best.’ And type your name on the next line.

If you’re mailing your letter, leave four blank lines between your closing and your typed name so you have room for your signature.

Step 8: Include contact information
Make sure you’ve included all your contact information, even if it’s already on your resume.

Step 9: Proofread letter
Proofread your letter carefully, word by word. Have a friend read it over. At least twice.

Tip
If you’re emailing the letter, send it to yourself first to make sure there are no formatting errors.

Step 10: Send letter
Send your letter!

And rest assured that your extra care will set you apart from the crowd.

Did You Know?
The average cover letter is in an employer’s hands for eight seconds.

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32 Comments

  1. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Typewriter lol

  2. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    This guy`s slow motion is so weird.  

  3. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Thank you for dumbing it down for us, now I understand the key parts and how to work on it, love that last bit of humor with the fish

  4. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Anyone know the name of this song?

  5. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    A lot of them nowadays are *only* accepting online submissions. They even warn applicants NOT to mail them any paper.

  6. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    How do I open a cover letter for a multi-purpose application aimed at 2 or 3 different positions at the same company?

  7. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    "Did you know that your letter will be in their hand for 8 seconds and that they won't give a shit about something you are desperately trying to perfect?" Gotta love the hiring process, am I right?!?

  8. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    8 seconds to read the letter ? It takes me 3 days to write it :s

  9. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Hoopeston, Il. That's like 20 minutes from where I live. Pretty small town..

  10. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    I guess I should have paid attention that day we did cover letters and resumes in grade 10 planning class.

  11. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    its hire.. lmao good luck getting highered,

  12. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    then if you ever wanna higher… higher me !!

  13. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    To hard

  14. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    I followed all the instructions exactly yet I didn't get the job. Is it because I called my employer Ms. Kaestner, or was it because I mailed him a fish?

  15. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Pud W. Samson

  16. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    epic video resume: /watch?v=b1vVXk4Y19U

  17. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    "Please find enclosed a fish l caught myself" lol funny and informative nice work!!!!

  18. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    No wonder I wasn't getting a job!

  19. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    If you went to school, talk about the things you studied at school and how they relate to the qualifications that the job you're applying for requires.

  20. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    good tips n funny stuff dude

  21. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    SMOSH SYMBOL

  22. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    that guys name is seriously Pud??
    

  23. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    OMG look at his package at 0:07

  24. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Sucks

  25. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    What if you never worked before? No experience in work.

  26. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    im here for my exam -__-

  27. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Like if this is the last day before your interview

  28. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    This is awkward but I'm gluten intolerant so I eat burgers without buns all the time……

  29. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Thanks Pud! XD

  30. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    hahahahah

  31. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    its really a nice way to deliver the message keeping it fun and interesting…. good job…. :)

  32. January 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Really helpful. Plus the guy on the vid reminds me of me. From Los Angeles CA.

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