After a recent hiring spree, it’s safe to say we’ve probably looked at a couple hundred cover letters. Maybe more. Reading cover letters sucks, but the anguish of slaving over a cover letter when there’s no guarantee you’ll actually hear back from a company sucks even more. Cover letters take time to write and great cover letters take even more time to write unless, that is, you’re a wordsmith or the John Updike of cover letters. That’s John Updike there to the right.
Forbes published a handy guide with 6 secrets to write a cover letter and we definitely recommend giving that a read. We also have a few of our own suggestions which will help make your cover letter really pop. So here goes. [keep reading]