Create a Cover Letter To Get You Noticed
An effective cover letter can prove you write well, think clearly and possess the qualities you need to succeed in the job. Your job search can stall if your cover letter fails to show your value, or makes it obvious that you're not taking the time to learn about the employer's business. Unfortunately, the job market still abounds with cover letters that look like templates or that only rehash the resume.
So what SHOULD you do when putting together a cover letter? Kristin Macy, Career Development Expert, joined us to share a few simple tips:
90% of the resumes sent to companies end up in the trash and that the average time a recruiter will look at a resume is approximately 20 seconds? If something doesn’t pique the recruiter’s interest, the resume will be tossed. The competition for any given position is intense because so many people are vying for the same job. That's why the cover letter is so important.
In fact, 70% of all employees are looking for other jobs while they are employed, and there are over 11.5 million unemployed people in the United States making their search even more difficult.