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Are you struggling to write a cover letter that makes employers sit up and take notice? Need inspiration on the best ways to influence hiring managers? Believe it or not, a cover letter can often cinch the deal for an interview. Employers, weary of wading through applicant files, may be swayed by the fresh and engaging pitch you include in your letter. However, if you’re stumped by what to write (or how to avoid rehashing what’s in your resume), take heart. A new look at your cover letter’s meaning to employers, plus a rundown on key mistakes to avoid, may be just the ticket to your success. In my post on compelling, value-rich cover letters, I’ve noted tips crucial to making a knock-em-dead first impression, with simple ways to convey your strengths in a way employers will understand. The trick to a cover letter that gets results versus those that get tossed in the round file is this: a new angle on your ROI that entices employers, helps them realize how you can solve business problems, and makes them wonder how they could pass you by! Read on for insider tips on making your cover letter a memorable – and effective tool for capturing interviews: READ FULL ARTICLE ► Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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