Answering The Question – What Is The Purpose Of A Cover Letter

Your CareerI’ve often been asked the question of what the importance in a cover letter really is, and today I plan on answering the question for you.

Cover Letter Definition: What is a cover letter? A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience to further sell yourself and your experience in order to get you the position that you are applying for.

Employers use cover letters as a way to screen applicants for available jobs and to determine which candidates they would like to interview. If an employer requires a cover letter, it should be listed with the position that is listed in a posted ad either on a career search website such as monster, career builder, indeed, craigslist jobs or, on one of your target companies websites which in the Atlanta Job Market are most frequently Home Depot, Georgia Pacific, Delta, Coca Cola, Fedex, UPS, Google etc…

What Is Included in a Cover Letter

A cover letter typically provides detailed information on why you are qualified for the job that you are applying for. An effective cover letter explains the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identifies your most relevant skills and experiences that further sells yourself in order to get you the interview that will get you the position that you are setting your goals to achieve, and obtain.

As an Atlanta based Resume writer, and career coach my professional purpose is to assist you in helping you to reach your goals, if I can assist you in creating a cover letter and or, resume that leads you to get the interview that will get you the position that you are setting your goals towards please feel free to contact me to begin the process immediately.

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