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Say Goodbye to Your BORING Cover Letter!

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new Amazing Cover Letter Creator.

Every job seeker wants to land an interview that leads to a job.

A unique cover letter can make that happen.

Here's how:

Let the hiring manager know what you can do. Toot your horn a bit-without blowing him or her away! Run-of-the-mill cover letters waste a lot of space with meaningless phrases meant to impress the hiring manager. Example: I am enclosing, forthwith, a resume of my professional experience that lays out in detail the positions I've held with various companies, etc., etc. The result? Such letters land in the waste basket.

But you can move to the front of the line by getting right to the point-showing what you can do for the employer now. After the usual greeting and opening paragraph of your cover letter, where you introduce yourself to the hiring manager, grab his or her attention with a paragraph like this: (Change details to fit your specialty and target market.)

I have an A.A. degree from Longwood College with an emphasis in sales and marketing. I'm eager to show you how I can expand your southwest territory, bring in new clients, and take care of existing ones with first-class customer service. I am committed to putting great books in the hands of thoughtful readers and will do all I can to make that happen.

Is Broadway Publishing Company looking for someone with:

Initiative, energy, and commitment to management satisfaction? Excellent customer service and clear communication skills? A head for numbers, computer savvy, and the ability to solve problems? Willingness to meet and exceed company expectations?

If so, I hope you will give me an opportunity to put all of these traits into practice, just as I've done successfully over the past eight years while living in Anytown, Texas and employed with Lawton Textbook Company.

Ready and Eager

Every hiring manager hopes to find that one job seeker who fits the open position perfectly. It could be you, but he or she will not recognize you unless you step to the front of the line with a cover letter that showcases your ability and your willingness to do a first-class job. By highlighting your talent and skills, the employer will have to look twice, for you are leaving no doubt that you have studied the company, the available job, and matched up the requirements with your unique abilities.

KEEP IN MIND: Hiring managers are as eager to fill job openings as you are ready to step into one of them when the opportunity arises. You can help make that happen by inserting a paragraph into your one-of-a-kind cover letter that shows with clear wording that you have what it takes and are therefore, an ideal fit.

Then get ready. Set your mark. And go as soon as you hear the phone ring with the hiring manager calling to schedule an interview for the job you're eager to fill.

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new Amazing Cover Letter Creator. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."

Visit our friends at Amazing Cover Letters for your "instant" cover letter today. "In just 3 1/2 minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!"

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