4 Red Flags Employers Watch For On Cover Letters
Before getting into what should or shouldn’t be on the cover letter, let’s just get out of the way that a cover letter is a must. Related: You're Doing Cover Letters Wrong - Here's Why The cover letter gives you the chance to express that you’re a professional and that you have the skills the employer is seeking. When you don’t send a cover letter with your resume, it can be interpreted as you’re not that serious about the job – that it’s not even worth your time and effort to include a greeting that will put your information in context to the employer’s need. The cover letter is particularly important if your resume raises red flags when reviewed on its own. Things like a lengthy period of unemployment or no specialized training for a job that requires it needs some explaining to alleviate concern. So, here’s what you need to be watchful of in your cover letter so that it works effectively with your resume.