• The content of your coverletter is in the job posting• Select three job “criteria”and list how you meet thatcriteria• Be specific with job titlesand company names
Ladies and Gentlemen,I noticed a recent job posting on your website that describes aposition with qualifications that I have attained in my 10years in the banking industry.You listed these requirements:• Handle bank reconciliations – I managed weekly bankreconciliations at TD bank in my role as assistant bankmanager.• Post journal entries – I posted dozens of journal entries dailyin my position at P&C bank. I received severalcommendations for accuracy.• Process payroll with ADP – I processed payroll for 18employees with Quickbooks which is substantially similar toADPI would like to speak with you about how I can add value toyour organization.I have enclosed my resume and look forward to speaking withyou.Kind regards,Me
DO• Be direct -usenames ifavailable• Be detailed –position, qualifications (usejob post)• Be worthy –what valuecan youbring?
DON’T• Be generic –no spray andpray• Be careless –nobody willhire a sloppyperson• Be cocky –bragging is aturn off
CareerBuilder includes a list oflocations that highlights where thejobs are
• Arrive 5-10 minutesbefore – if you’re tooearly, wait in the car• Demonstrate positiveframes of mind• Don’t be a stalker• Dig a little dirt…lose alittle ground• Having goalscommunicates thatyou have a direction
Do you have an “elevator” speech?I help (some group of people) solve theproblem of (some problem)ORI help (some group of people) with(some situation)Here’s a simple formula for creating anElevator Speech…
DO:• Digital housecleaning –Googleyourself, clean upyour Facebook