Check out our President, Matt Warzel, on the Webcast with Jim Leonard, where we talk about cover letters, including what’s the best practices, and what’s the worst! Thanks for your support!

⚠️ Cover letters matter, people! In the job hunting game, 50% of the decision-makers read them! π—£π—Ÿπ—”π—¬ π—§π—›π—˜ π—šπ—”π— π—˜.

πŸ™ I was fortunate enough to be tapped by Jim Leonard over at Kitchen Table Adulting to speak about best (and worst) cover letter practices on his awesome podcast. Link in the comments!

πŸŽ™οΈSome quick takeaways:

βœ… Build a cover letter that stands out. While only half the recruiters/hiring managers will read them, it’s important to have it.

βœ… Trying to resonate with the hiring manager shouldn’t be scary. Your goal is to show your brand advocacy.

βœ… Quickly demonstrate the β€œwhy” you’re a good fit for their organization by personally customizing the cover letter so your story builds an emotional connection with the reader.

βœ… Show them your connection with their brand and why you love it. How have you personally experienced their brand and what was the effect?

βœ… Get the reader to stop skimming over details, as they may do due to time constraints, and to actually focus and read your resume beyond the 6 seconds.

βœ… Finally, do not make it longer than half a page, it’s not meant to be a novel.

πŸ‘‰ What are your thoughts on the cover letter? Drop a comment here and join the conversation!

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More about Matt Warzel: Matthew Warzel, CPRW is a certified resume writing expert with over 15 years in Human Resources and career advancement techniques.Β  He manages MJW Careers and provides assistance to companies in transition from downsizes to buyouts as well as individual job seekers needing to advance their careers. Matt has a long history working in Human Resources and on recruitment/staffing teams across a variety of industries.Β  He fashions a resume that allows employers to review the applicant’s assets while highlighting his or her accomplishments, showcasing impacts on the employer’s bottom lines using quantitative verbiage, and maintaining brevity. He has over 720 LinkedIn recommendations, over 9,000 LinkedIn followers, over 100 Google recommendations, over 100 Facebook recommendations, and has been writing resumes and career coaching for 16 years.

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  1. April 7, 2021 at 5:16 am

    You pays your money and you takes your choice.

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