Skill Level Beginner
- I've answered hundreds of questions about cover letters over the years. They're often about format, content, length, and tone but there's another type of question I get a lot and it usually goes something like this. Do cover letters even matter? Or does anybody ever really read them? And occasionally it's not a question, it's a statement a dinosaur from days gone by. The cover letter isn't dead and if you think so, it may be that you're doing it wrong. And if that's the case, don't feel bad. You're absolutely not alone. In fact, plenty of people, if not most, do cover letters wrong. This is completely understandable, especially if you don't really get the role that they play in job search or how powerful and amazing a cover letter can be. I'm Jenny Foss. I'm a job search strategist, certified professional resume writer, and the voice behind the career blog, JobJenny.com. I've written hundreds of cover letters over the last decade. I'm going to walk you step-by-step through the process of building a killer cover letter. the attention of decision makers in a hot minute and tell them how your work experience, your personality, and your passion all line up directly with what that organization's seeking. I'll show you how to use the cover letter to connect the dots for that reviewer or explain something that you suspect they'll wonder about in a proactive way and in one that positions you as a strong candidate, and I'll share some tips on how to make sure this masterpiece gets into the right hands and read by the right people. And since your competition is likely dishing up plenty of clunkers, don't squander it.