Once you’ve landed on the salutation, it’s important to format the cover letter in professional way.
You should always include your information first followed by the hiring manager’s information.
But other screeners won’t even look at your resume if the cover letter doesn’t get their attention. Write a strong cover letter and you’ll know that you’re doing everything possible to get past the gatekeepers and score an interview.
If you are wondering how to write a compelling cover letter, read on for Kimberly’s advice and examples.
That person will be deciding whether or not you are worth their time to interview and your cover letter can help confirm that your resume goes into the “yes” pile rather than the “file for future opening” pile (or the real or digital garbage can).
Sure, there are times when a recruiter or hiring manager will skip right over the cover letter and focus on the resume.
Follow the tips below, and you’ll be well on your way to crafting a memorable cover letter.
Even if you know a company culture is more casual, it may serve you well to keep the cover letter salutation more formal. Sometimes a recruiter may screen the applications for an organization, and they may prefer a formal greeting, even though the company may be more casual. There’s nothing wrong with using those greetings, but many hiring managers do not have a lot of time, and it is important to keep your cover letter concise.
See the example below: The key when addressing your cover letter is to ensure you have all the information and that the information you have is accurate.
The way you design or display these fields is much less important than making sure they are accounted for in your letter.