4 things hiring managers want to see in your cover letter

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

Many jobs ask you to file a cover letter along with your application. The cover letter provides you the opportunity to express your knowledge, skills, and passion for the job in question. Use our tips below to write each cover letter.

Show your value

Include why you would be an asset to the company, the unique things you have to offer, and how they would benefit from having you on their team.

Explain how your skills relate

Your cover letter is also the written explanation of your resume as it relates to the job. So, use specific words and phrases from the job description. It can be time-consuming to write a custom cover letter for each job you apply for, but it's important to take the time and effort to show the company why you are a good match. The more you and your skills match the job description, the higher your chances of getting picked for an interview.

Include Keywords

Using keywords from the job description will help you if the company uses an automated application screening system.

Show your excitement about the position

Think about yourself in the job you’re applying for. What do you feel? HR staff and hiring managers have limited time and a lot of resumes to sort through. Create something they’ll remember you by.


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