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.