When you’re job hunting you know that giving a good first impression is very important. One way to do this is by custom fitting your cover letters for each job you’re applying for. It’s a great use of your time and a great way to show your prospective employer that you were paying attention to the details of the job.
Your cover letter is going to give the employer the most instant information when they’re scanning for qualified applicants. Most employers are not going to go through your resume until they know you’re one of their candidates, so make sure your cover letter gives them the most important facts about you and your skills. Start with basic information for your cover letter. Introduce yourself and explain how your expertise fits the employer’s needs. Then introduce specifics that fit what they’re looking for including your proficiencies, years of experience, and technical knowledge. If you have a job posting, refer to it and include bullet points that match the traits they’re looking for. Then sell yourself! Tell them why they should hire you and why your qualifications make you the perfect candidate.
Cover letters are extremely important, but keep them simple and keep them specific. They are the first impression an employer will have of you. Make sure they’re accurate and custom fit for each job you apply for.