by Phil Baker,
With traditional paper resumes being replaced by electronic applications, cover letters are something many job seekers are trying to avoid. Why do the extra work when you donâ€™t have to, right? Since everything is submitted online, thereâ€™s no need to do a cover letter . . . right? Wrong. The email age does not mean that traditional job application etiquette no longer applies. In fact, because there is less face to face interaction going on, making a good virtual impression is critical. This isnâ€™t possible if you only send the bare minimum of information with your job application.
While email cover letters can be less formal in format than their traditional printed hard copy ancestor, they are still critical. Resumes are not designed to sell your skills in the same way that a cover letter does. Resumes list skills and facts, and while they can be engineered to imply certain things about you, they lack the detail of a good letter. They are limited in scope and restrict the amount of personality that shines through to the reader.
Letters, on the other hand, allow for that personal touch to shine through. It is also a premier opportunity to show your communication skills to an employer. Thus, letting a standardized electronic application rule the day over a personalized communication is a chance you canâ€™t afford to take in todayâ€™s job market.
The OneClick Cover Letter Creator has powerful cover letters proven to get results and they are ready to insert in any most email program. They are formatted and ready to be customized for you and the employer and job you seek. Each letter also comes in a forma format for hard copy printing.
Email cover letters are faster than snail mailing in the old way, and the basic content structure is the same. Always research the person to whom you should be sending the application materials to get the right email address, and use proper spelling instead of online acronyms. By treating it as another opportunity to impress the employer, you stand above the lazy crowd who thinks that the age of email means they no longer have to make an effort to get a foot in the door.
Copyright 2010 Resume Dictionary
Hyoâ€™s Note â€“ Not only is Phil the creator of the OneClick Cover Letter Creator SoftwareÂ ProgramÂ (a ridiculous easy to use, yet effective software that creates cover letters tailored to your needs) which you can visit here, or you can read my review of it here, but he also has a tremendous website, www.ResumeDictionary.com.Â Resume DictionaryÂ might just be the best, free resume resource site out there – jammed with great information and tips on getting your resume water tight and rocking.