Resume And Cover Letter Tips
That Work For All
The first impression you make
when applying for a job is through your resume and your cover
letter. That is why you need some resume and cover letter tips.
The people who are looking at all of these has only so much time
on their hands. That is why you have to make things stand out as
we will discuss. You have maybe five minutes to capture their
attention when it comes to your cover letter and then your resume.
So, let's go through some of those tips.
The first thing you want to do in the
cover letter is that unless you know who to address it to personally,
then you use to whom it may concern. This is because you don't want to
assume anything. Again, unless they tell you who to address it to, you
The next thing to keep in mind is
that your resume and cover letter should have your contact
information. Now, different people will tell you different things that
these two things should have. Yet, there is a standard of information
you should give. Your name, address, telephone number, and email
address should appear on both.
Another tip we have for you is to use
the same format on your resume. When you list things you might use
bullets. Use the same font and bullets for each new entry you make.
Your resume should look constant. It should have a flow to it as well.
The same is true for your cover letter. You want to make things flow.
In your cover letter, you need to be
sure to thank them for taking time from their busy schedule. They take
the time to read them. You need to be aware that they don't want
people wasting their time. As well for the fact that they don't want
people who don't appreciate their time as well.
List only those things that will help
you. There are some where a job has done them wrong. You don't down
any other job in the cover letter. You don't have to list them on your
resume. Unless they do a job search and ask. Another thing to remember
is that you use the headings and titles of that which you are going
for. This will help you as well as it shows you know the position you
are applying for. With that in mind, you need to use what is called
Don't use things that are too fancy.
This means making font that is readable. This means using paper that
is professional looking and doesn't pop in a negative way. This also
means using black ink. Some think that making things attractive
artistically is the way to sell themselves. Your artistic skills
aren't being tried here. It's the skills towards the job that you are
applying for that are on the line here.
In all, you want to seem
professional. You want them to notice you and feel that you are a
great candidate to have come in and do a face to face interview with.
If you make your resume look like every other one and you don't stand
out or if you stand out in a negative way, you can kiss your chance
goodbye. You can find tons of samples of resume templates online when
you do a search. Do yourself a favor and do just this.