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Talk about a pull-your-hair-out kind of moment. Besides, does anyone even read these anymore? In most cases, your does not go straight to the hiring manager.
Rather, it often goes to a recruiter who then reviews your qualifications and follows up with a phone call to screen you. Not to mention, considering how big of a role social media is playing in the recruiting process, the cover letter is very likely becoming obsolete.
The point of a cover letter is to build a bridge between yourself and the hiring manager. Experts suggest deing an eye-catching or building a portfolio with relevant examples. Brooke also advises you to provide solid references and get a letter of recommendation. References are a great opportunity for someone to say to the hiring manager that you were a good employee in your last position—and here is the proof. Recruiters say it takes an average of 60 seconds to decide whether a candidate is viable on paper.
Since your is only given a glance, Brooke says recruiters focus on figuring out whether you have the skill seteducation and years of experience required for the job —so make sure your has those answers. While cover letters may be on the decline, Shannon Nolde, lead recruiter at Zendesk, a software development company in San Francisco, says they have more value in specific jobs and industries—e. If this is the case for you, Tim Windhof, executive writer at Windhof Career Services in Columbus, Ohio, says your cover letter should address the following: how you learned of the opportunity, how your qualifications match the job requirements, your possible availability in the area and how you can be contacted.
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