By: Hallie Crawford
Once you’ve written a polished resume that’s sure to impress potential employers, you should focus on your cover letter. Too many people underestimate the importance of this vital component to their resume. Be sure to take full advantage of the opportunity the cover letter presents to really sell yourself to potential employers.
Four Tips on Getting Your Cover Letter Noticed
(1) Be specific and demonstrate knowledge.
Employers read many resumes and cover letters, especially for prime positions. Yours should specifically address the position you hope to land an interview for, and explain how your skills and experience qualify you for that job. Don't send "mass mail," all-purpose types of resumes and cover letters - these will probably end up in the recycle bin.
(2) Address the letter to the person who will be reading it.
Avoid "Dear Sir or Madam" or "To Whom it May…