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The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

Nina Kim | AllHealthcare

March 24, 2010

Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother?

If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless there is a specified name in the job listing, always address it to “Dear Hiring Manager.” Okay, so you open with Dear Hiring Manager, — now what?

Lucky for you, MonsterCollege has spoken to a cover letter expert, and we’re here to guide you step-by-step through her secret formula to cover letter success. This formula has gotten her interviews for all of the positions she’s ever applied for, and she was offered a job for all but one of them.

Now, obviously you’re not going to get the interview if you’re totally unqualified for the job; however, this secret formula can help you properly organize your thoughts, highlight your best assets, and (most importantly) grab the hiring manager’s attention.

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    emersonferguson

    almost 2 years ago

    4 comments

    Trying to figure out what more i need to do as the cover letters that i am sending out are for companies that are not big corporations and may only employ 30-75 employees. These types of businesses dont really fall into the category. I need to customize my cover letter but am pretty stuck on how to do it.

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    w00628593

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    a cover letter to a english teacher about how your doing in her class past present future

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    abgabbard

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I'll be honest I have sent out over 50 cover letters in this general format and I haven't received a single call... Not sure what I am doing wrong but i'm about ready to go back to the old ways

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    dboswell1

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Thanks I really appreciate these tips!!

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    denise_eml

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    I hope this tips work for the last place where I applied !! I will let you know buddies !!

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    Stephanie15

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    WOW now it all makes sense. thank you for posting this article.

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    usha88

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Thank you, I really enjoyed that. I read another article and I've been writing my cover letters all wrong according to this. Thank you for such great advice.

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    Frank_Ball

    about 4 years ago

    19756 comments

    Please keep your comments on topic to the article -- Any comments posted with embedded links leading to questionable infected sites outside MonsterCollege will be removed and the poster's account will be banned from MonsterCollege. Thank you.

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    willmerrill

    over 4 years ago

    30 comments

    This is pretty solid. Thanks

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    ValV

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I tried it...and got a interview call the same day.

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    over 4 years ago

    396 comments

    Thanks Nina.