What’s the best way to get your cover letter noticed?  Personalize it.  Find out as much as you can about the organization and the specific opportunity.  Then highlight the qualifications that make you such a good fit for the position.  Don’t rehash or repeat every detail of your resume.  This is your “pitch” to prompt their interest in looking at your resume and ultimately contacting you about an interview.  Keep in mind that employers can tell when a cover letter is generic.  Learn more about writing cover letters, including formatting and what to include in the various paragraphs.

Cover Letter Writing Guide

Sample Cover Letter

Once you have viewed the sample resumes and used the tools above, consider seeking assistance with your resume by:

 

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40%

of surveyed employers prefer “Dear Hiring Manager” if after searching you cannot find a name associated with the position. -Saddleback College