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7 Ways To Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

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Alison Asher White

on 17 September 2015

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Transcript of 7 Ways To Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

STAND OUT
COVER LETTER FORMAT
Draw attention to your resume and motivate the reader to interview you

Demonstrate company knowledge and enthusiasm for company's mission
Showcase relatable skills
Answer question: Why should this company hire you?
COVER LETTER # 1 GOAL:
JOSEPH M. SMITH
Hub cover letter template: https://studentsrisingabove.force.com/students/s/Article?num=000001021
PARAGRAPH #1:
PARAGRAPH #1:
PARAGRAPH #1:
PARAGRAPH #2&3:
PARAGRAPH #2&3:
PARAGRAPH #4:
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COVER LETTER FORMAT & TIPS
HEMINGWAY APP
Color-coded app that gives your writing a “readability” grade

Wordle
Word cloud tool that helps identify key words
Summarize why you are a strong candidate for the position
Target the job description and and how your skills relate to the job requirements
Highlight one or two of your accomplishments that make you an excellent candidate
Detail positive characteristics that illustrate how your qualifications will benefit the organization

BODY PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST
1 Oak Lane, San Francisco, CA 94920 jsmith@gmail.com 415.234.5678


December 1, 2015

Dear Ms. Martin,

Paragraph #1:
The self-introduction
: who you are, where you found the job posting, and what expertise you bring to the company/role
Paragraph #2&3:
The demonstration of value
: describe how your previous job experiences, skills, and abilities will allow you to meet the company’s needs
Paragraph #4:
The call to action
: inform the reader that you’d love to get interviewed and thank them for their consideration

Best,
Joseph Smith



91% of employers
agree that an applicant who has done research on the company or the position they're applying for will receive greater consideration than those who send a generic cover letter
70% of employers
agree that addressing a letter to the appropriate individual will improve an applicant's chance of getting an interview
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