Pro Tip: Customizing your cover letter is actually not as hard as it sounds.
Once you have one or two templates you’re comfortable with, you’ll be able to customize each letter fairly easily by swapping out certain key phrases and company-specific information.
If you’re not able to find a direct contact then address the letter to the department you’re applying to.
Take the space you need to specify what you have to offer an organization, but don’t go overboard.
Don’t simply restate what’s already listed on your resume.
The cover letter is your opportunity to meaningfully expand on that information and give your potential manager insight into the kind of employee you will be.
That’s because the phrase itself has become so overused that it no longer suggests creativity or originality.
Instead of relying on hackneyed language to describe yourself, take the time to relate an instance where you posed a creative solution to a problem you faced.
If you’re applying for internships or entry-level jobs, you may be wondering how and when to write a cover letter.
While many jobs no longer require cover letters (especially those on Way Up), in cases where a cover letter required, writing a well-crafted letter can be a key part of landing an interview.