By Jimmy Sweeney,
Make no mistake! All cover letters are not the same. Some are at best, ho hum. Others are professional in every way. In these tough economic times, any old cover letter wonâ€™t cut it with the hiring manager. You can imagine which one he or she will move to the top of the pile.
There are so many people in the job search market competing for interviews that in order to be noticed you must write a professional, eye-catching cover letterâ€”one that convinces the hiring manager of the kind of person you areâ€”someone eager to bring his or her time, talent, and trustworthiness to the company.
Stand Out From the Crowd
Show that youâ€™re ready to assume responsibility, deliver excellent service, and do your job with energy and enthusiasm.
Example: â€œI am eager to join your team of financial planners. I promise to learn and listen, as well as offer my ideas for expanding the client base, increasing company profits, and most important, living up to your mission statementâ€”Customers Come First. Period. May I come in for an interview to discuss the details and to find out more about what youâ€™re looking for in the persons you hire?â€
When a hiring manager reads a professional cover letter that is both concise and precise, he or she will certainly take a second look. In fact, such a letter will stand out from the crowd and result in a phone call for an interview in person.
It takes an extra effort to land more quality job interviews in these tough times. Your cover letter can serve as the â€œsales personâ€ that presents a professional, compelling argument as to why YOU should be scheduled for the next interview.