The Five Second Trick To Getting Your Cover Letter Noticed

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Willis Consulting is a financial services recruiting firm. Our finance job recruiters are experienced and know where all the job opportunities are. If you are seeking a financial advisor, broker, or banking job, call us at 310-373-7400 or submit your resume: http://www.willis-consulting.com/apply-financial-services-jo­b.

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Willis Consulting, Inc.

Los Angeles Office: Corporate Headquarters
719 Yarmouth Road, Suite 203
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
310-373-7400 PST

Scottsdale Office
15051 N Kierland Blvd, Suite 210
Scottsdale AZ 85254
480-361-9490 PST

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New York NY 10001
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The Five Second Trick To Getting Your Cover Letter Noticed

  1. 1. To Getting Your Cover Letter Noticed
  2. 2. When you are trying to find the ideal financial advisor job, the process starts with a good resume and cover letter.
  3. 3. The problem is that thousands of other candidates are also using good resumes and cover letters to get themselves noticed.
  4. 4. What you need to do is separate yourself from everyone else by offering something that will grab the attention of any finance industry recruiter who may see your resume.
  5. 5. There is a 5-second trick you can use that will have your phone ringing with interview offers right away.
  6. 6. Job candidates put a great deal of effort into their resumes and for good reason.
  7. 7. But when it comes right down to it, your cover letter is the first thing a recruiter sees.
  8. 8. That makes your cover letter the first impression you will make and that is why your cover letter needs to grab the reader's attention and never let it go.
  9. 9. Using a template cover letter for each of the resumes you send out is going to render your resumes almost useless.
  10. 10. When a recruiter sees what is obviously a template cover letter, it can discourage that recruiter from reading your resume.
  11. 11. If the recruiter is going to take the time to read your qualifications, then the least you can do is take the time to write a cover letter that addresses that recruiter's specific interests and addresses the recruiter by their name.
  12. 12. Now comes the trick. It only takes five seconds to check the structure of your cover letter and make sure that it is concise as well as effective.
  13. 13. This is much more than just proofreading.
  14. 14. When you proofread your cover letter, you are looking for grammatical and spelling errors that could make you look unprofessional.
  15. 15. But that is not what you are doing in this five second trick.
  16. 16. It is important to remember that the person reading your cover letter is going to give it less than five seconds to impress them.
  17. 17. That is why you need to take five seconds to look at your cover letter and determine if it is something you would read.
  18. 18. Does it look concise, or does it give the look of a rambling document? Is the structure clean and easy to read, or does it look like it will be a challenge to get through?
  19. 19. Have you used bold headers to separate your information and make it easier to digest? In five seconds, you can look at your cover letter and determine if you would read it.
  20. 20. If you wouldn't read your cover letter, then why would anyone else?
  21. 21. That five seconds you take to scan the structure of your cover letter can make all of the difference in the world.
  22. 22. Remember that this five second scan is done after you have proofread the content.
  23. 23. Now you are looking to see if the content you have grabs your attention.
  24. 24. If it does, then you are done.
  25. 25. If your five second look does not convince you to read the cover letter, then keep working on it until you find the first glance compelling.
  26. 26. A good test for your cover letter is to give it to a friend to read and watch their reaction when they first glance at the letter.
  27. 27. If they pull back from the letter or give a quick and confused look, then you need to rework it.
  28. 28. But if your five second scan has created the ideal cover letter, then even your friend will feel compelled to stop and read it.
  29. 29. To get the job you wanted, you need to create a convincing resume.
  30. 30. A 5-second good impression is a must.
  31. 31. If you are looking for a job in the finance industry call our finance recruiters to learn more about available positions.
  32. 32. Check our listings here: http://www.willis-consulting.com/financial-advisor-jobs/
  33. 33. Willis Consulting Inc Los Angeles Office: Corporate Headquarters 719 Yarmouth Road, Suite 203 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 310-373-7400 PST
  34. 34. Willis Consulting Inc Scottsdale Office 15051 N Kierland Blvd, Suite 210 Scottsdale AZ 85254 480-361-9490 PST
  35. 35. Willis Consulting Inc New York Office 244 5th Avenue, Suite 1855 New York NY 10001 212-726-2041 PST

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