Offers Advice on Writing a Cover Letter

Resume Surgeon, the career and resume expert, offers advice to candidates about cover letters - in particular, mistakes to avoid.

London, United Kingdom, March 18, 2012 --( Writing a cover letter is one of the most important parts of the job hunting process. A good cover letter can be the difference between securing a job interview and not.

Resume Surgeon specialise in resume and career advice and have found some common mistakes made by candidates when writing a cover letter. Firstly, writing too much content can actually be a hindrance. Research has shown that employers typically look at cover letter content for up to two minutes and so writing lots of words can actually be a negative. Resume Surgeon has found that writing less content and keeping the cover letter concise is more advantageous.

Researching the company you are applying to before writing the cover letter can also boost application success. Demonstrating knowledge of the employer and matching these with key skills can be of great benefit. Just like when writing a resume, candidates should match their skills and experience with the job role in order to achieve maximum impact.

Following these simple steps and avoiding common cover letter mistakes can help jobseekers secure their next role.
Steven Mason
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