What Should My Cover Letter Say?
The cover letter need not be an overly complicated, long-winded document. Like your resume, it helps sell your services to an employer. Therefore, it should highlight, in a succinct manner, the value that you can offer an employer.
But isn’t that what your resume is supposed to do? Well, Yes and No. Your resume does a fine job of stating your work history and education record, but it doesn’t necessarily reflect all of your professional abilities and accomplishments. For instance, your resume might not show how your division VP had allocated more headcount under your management due to your strong leadership skills. Or how you’ve consistently outperformed your peers in annual performance reviews. Talking about these accomplishments in your cover letter is a great way of highlighting the value that you can bring to an employer.
The tone of your cover letter should be persuasive and confident, but never assertive or desperate, regardless of how much you want the job. Salary should not be discussed, unless this is clearly requested in the job description.
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