In our last blog, we discussed additional services we offer our clients at no extra charge. One of those additional services includes cover letter advice. This week, we want to talk about the role cover letters play in your job seeking venture, and how Resumes with Results can help.
For over thirty years, we have been involved in bettering and advancing the world of resume writing. The approach we take is different from other professional resume writing companies, as our focus is on Career Marketing. Our skills-based resumes are a comprehensive document, which highlights your skills and expertise while also paying close attention to Applicant Tracking Systems.
Cover letters play an important role and, by definition, are simple letters of introduction. Their purpose is not to be letters of explanation; this is the job of your resume. If you have a comprehensive resume, you do not require an explanatory cover letter. There is often a misunderstanding of the role a cover letter plays, and that is where we help.
An important factor to consider regarding cover letters, is to avoid being generic. It is key that your cover letter, like your resume, is personalized and catered to the job posting. Generic templates are ineffective; cover letters should be a personal correspondence, presented in a professional format. It is essential that hiring managers don’t get hung up on the cover letter, as it is your resume that should be the focus.
“What you say might be important, but how you say it, is critically important.”
Word choice can have a significant impact on meaning. Like your resume, cover letters are not one-size-fits-all. They require finesse to ensure they are impressive and used effectively. Ultimately, you are the expert about the job for which you are applying, we work to assist you.
When you hire our team, you only pay for your resume. Additional services are offered at no extra cost. However, they are available to you if you need assistance.
We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our clients. Your success is our success and, whether you use our additional services or not, they are available to you. As always, our team is here to help answer any questions or address any concerns you have.