A well written, compelling cover letter can show the hiring manager that they absolutely must invite you for an interview. In my recruitment job, I see a lot of cover letters on a daily basis. Sadly, many of them are bland and forgettable and often way too long.
Keep It Concise And To The PointTrust me, it is very boring to read a long cover letter especially if you have many applications to review. Succinct and to the point is always better than a long essay. Imagine you only had 15 seconds to tell the employer why they should hire you – what would you say? Then put THAT in your cover letter. All you need to include is:
- Why you are writing
- Why you are qualified (highlighting specific accomplishments)
- Thank you with a call to action