A Resume Cover Letter gives the employer a real reason to contact you. Resume Follow-Up Letters are VERY Powerful Tools!
That’s it...You end the follow-up letter with either “Sincerely,”“Sincerely Yours,” or “Yours Truly,” and print off a copy on the same paper and font you’ve been using for your resume and cover letters.
Lastly, sign name (preferably in blue ink) @signature block.
Three Follow-Up Letter Tips
Tip #1: Always give the employer a reason call you. Simply asking an employer to call is not enough. By offering something of real value, you make it in her best interest to call.
Tip #2: Keep it simple and to the point. Like
the resume and cover letter, the follow-up letter should
be extremely focused and direct. Keep it down to one
page with three (or less) paragraphs.
Tip #3: Always match your qualifications to the employer’s needs. Prove to her that you are capable and willing to solve her problems. In other words, You have What It Takes to Get the Job Done!
Resume Cover Letter Helpers
The resume cover letter is often discounted by the Job Seeker (uh-hem..that would be You..). The question that is silently asked, 'Why do I need a Resume Cover Letter?' Well, Glad You Asked!
A 3-Layer Chocolate Cake isn't a Desert until the Frosting is applied on the cake layers. Your Resume Cover Page/Letter IS the Cake Frosting.
In the World of Sales & Advertising, Cover Letters are the equivalent of a Sales Letter. You are asking the Customer (aka Hiring Authority) to purchase your product. The Product, or Brand, is YOU,Inc!
Resume Cover Letter Writing is no walk in the park. It is an Art form rather than a Science. The Cover Letter must be Compelling, Conversational, Clear, and Closing (moving the Reader to scan review your accompanying resume).
offers a standalone service to generate a targeted Resume- Cover Letter per your request. Yet, keep in mind that EACH employer/company/corporation in which you submit a resume, will need a personalized Resume Cover Letter.
It would perhaps be a savings of time and money to learn to write your own. Several Internet-Based vendors offer you tremendous Resume Cover Letter. The Career Digest
reported in their August 25, 2008 newsletter blog, that "hiring managers often make a decision to interview from a well written cover letter alone -- before even reading a resume."
Wouldn't you love to have a
written with the flair of an advertising executive? Jimmy Sweeny's downloadable e-program may help you to become a Cover Letter Guru...Highly Recommended!
Another resource for a Resume-Cover-Letter is a downloadable or CD software program (currently used professionally by this writer) produced by
WinWay Resume Deluxe(c).
This software program offers the following tools:
Resume Job Template
Job Contact Manager (database)
Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Clip Art Library
Interview Video Clips
Internet Job Agent transmission
Salary and Benefits Negotiation Strategy
For an Awesome professional cover-letter
resource take a hard look at either...
Military Transition Cover Letter
Cover Letter Samples are actually More Important than your resume. Good cover + Good resume = Interview. The military cover letter samples, like Air-Land-Battle, is your air cover that "softens-up" the enemy prior to the ground assault.