Cover letters give you the opportunity to explain why you want to work for that company in that role. Combined with a resume that summarizes your qualifications, the cover letter can convey your cultural contribution and potential on their team. Integrate what you learned from your search strategy research to be specific and memorable, just like you would when answering these questions during an interview.
<aside> 💡 Instead of starting to write a cover letter with your resume (or an old cover letter), try starting with the job description. Answer the question, why do I want to work for this organization, doing this role? Then build on that by connecting what they want to what you have to offer.
<aside> 💡 Did you know there are also “cover statements”? Don’t miss the opportunity to fill that optional text box with a convincing paragraph about why you want to work there.
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