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       The purpose of the cover letter is to: 

  • Make a good case for the match between you and the position for which you are applying.
  • Use corporate key words for transferable skills 
  • Show how you are unique in your ability to add value to the organization.
  • Focus on your qualifications for the position.
  • Provide an example of your writing abilities.
  • Convey interest in the position and an eagerness to be considered.

cover letters and resumes

COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES

The purpose of the resume is to 

  • Attract the attention of the employer 
  • Provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments
  • Is a quick advertisement of who you are.
  • It is a "snapshot" of you with the intent of capturing and emphasizing interests 
  • Impress the employer so much that they want to have either a face-to-face or telephone interview with you so that they can learn more about your qualifications for the job.


Fact:  The typical Human Resource Manager spends a maximum of ten (10) seconds reviewing 

Even though you have submitted a resume, more and more firms are requesting you to complete a "typical" job application on their website.  Be prepared to spend 20-45 minutes completing these applications.  We can assist you in identifying the key points of interest that will elevate you above the competition.