When you fill out applications online, sometimes going to the trouble of writing a cover letter is the last thing you want to do. But the application requires it, so you write something in a few minutes and send it off.
This isn’t really the best way to write a cover letter. Instead of thinking of a cover letter as an annoying thing you have to do at the end of a job application, think of it as something you always have on hand. A cover letter is a tool that can push your application over the edge! Here are a few things to keep in mind. (more…)