This Sunday, Indigo Stone will post their fourth installment in the five-part series for writing better cover letters. Catch up on the latest tips that will help you land your dream job.

Ack. Job hunting. Nobody likes it. Unless you have family or friends to make connections for you, you are fighting an uphill battle.  The best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge. Knowledge is power.

We live in a digital age. Some may wonder if we still need cover letters. Not sending a cover letter, makes you look a little lazy. If a hiring manager has two equal resumes side by side, the resume with the cover letter will get the interview call. Learn more here:  https://indigostone.online/2020/02/16/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-dip-a-toe-into-the-pool/

Hiring managers are looking for candidates that can help them solve problems. Building on the company research you conducted in step one of cover letter writing, you should know the company’s biggest hurdles. You don’t have to be too detailed but address a challenging trend in the industry in your cover letter.

Give an example of an industry challenge. Then talk about your experience that has equipped you to meet the challenge. Describe a situation where you solved a similar problem in another position.  Highlight relevant accomplishments. Learn more here:  https://indigostone.online/2020/02/23/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-shining-with-pizazz/

In this blog post, we are going to discuss how you can avoid common pitfalls in cover letters. Many job seekers repeat their resume in the cover letter, word for word. Don’t do this!  Pick 3-4 relevant accomplishments in your resume and use the cover letter to BRAG. Do not be afraid to brag about your work experiences. Just be concise and honest.

When you dig deeper into your accomplishments in the cover letter, describe your approach to problem solving.  Talk as if you are giving story details to a new friend but communicate in bullets. Highlight the personality, passion, and work ethic that helped you be a hero for your last company.  Learn more here: 

https://indigostone.online/2020/03/01/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-avoid-common-pitfalls/

NEXT STEPS:  Are you considering a professional resume writer? Email Indigo Stone at indigostone@indigo-stone-va.com to explore options.

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