In a nutshell, a cover letter
gives an employer reasons why they should consider your
resume. The cover letter should be addressed to the
person hiring for the employer and make specific declarations
as to why the employer should call you. You can make
reference to specific skills or about your unique experience
related to the opening and for a variety of other reasons.
You can easily create a cover letter that can be attached
to your online resume when sending it to an employer.
You can also create more than one cover letter, each
modified for unique job postings.
Steps to create a cover letter:
- Log in
- Click "Manage Resumes"
- Click "Manage Cover Letters"
- Click "Add New Letter"
- Name the letter in the "Letter Title" field. This is for your use, the employer will not see the title.
- Type in the text of your cover letter an save it.
Now when you send a resume
to an employer, you will be given the opportunity to
attach a cover letter. Chose the appropriate cover letter
from the drop down box and click send. The cover letter
will be added to your contact manager so you can track
your employer contacts.