Well…I agree with this to a point. Recently I’ve begun taking quotes out of job descriptions and preceding them with something along the lines of, “The job description states that you are looking for someone who will, ‘…’ Well, those are the exact duties I performed in my most recent role.”
This is a new take on cover letter writing, at least for me. I was always used to writing about my skills and just writing in the title of the position I was applying for. However, after hearing my friend JoAnne mention that she writes about the company rather than herself I felt inclined to try this new tactic. I have yet to see if this is going to be effective but if I were reading cover letters I would think that this kind of writing would stand out a little more.
Another thing I’ve begun doing is making bullet points. I either bullet out the requirements that apply to me specifically, from the job description, or I’ll make bullets about my experience and make sure it relates to the job requirements.
With the unemployment rates what they are today we have to do whatever we can to stand out.
What did you do today?