Ways You Can Customize Each Cover Letter

March 22nd, 2016

If you’re currently applying for jobs, there’s a good chance that some of the companies will require a cover letter. Though it might be tempting to write a boilerplate cover letter for all jobs to save time, you should take the time to customize each letter. Doing so will tell the employer that you are that much more serious about working for their company. Here are the ways you can customize each cover letter:

Talk About Employees Whom You Admire.

If you know and admire one of the company employees, reference them in your cover letter. Not only does this let them know your cover letter is specific to their company, but it also will often give you a one-up over other applicants.

Talk About Some of the Company’s Past Successes.

Another great way to customize your cover letter is to talk about some of the company’s past successes. This will let the hiring manager know what kinds of accomplishments are impressive to you and will be able to gauge the kind of work ethic and quality s/he can expect. It will also show that you cared enough to do the research on this specific company.

Imagine How You Would Fit into the Company.

Of course, take a few sentences or a paragraph to talk about how you specifically would fit into the company. Make sure to approach this with the angle of how you would help the company, and not the other way around. If the hiring manager can see the inherent value in your application, it’ll make it that much easier to call you in for an interview.

If you customize your cover letter, you will find a noticeable difference in the number of call-backs and interview requests you receive.  Contacting Olympic Staffing. We will be able to provide you with a few application options to help hasten your job search.

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