Resume/Cover Letter TIPS
Government Resume -The magic of crafting a brilliant cover letter
So are you ready for that next great job?! Then let Careers In Government help you craft one that stands head and shoulders above the rest! So are you telling us that you don’t enjoy writing a cover letter? Well join the crowd. We are up for the challenge and want to help you with a number of strategies:
Make certain to impart the value of what you are bringing to the company. It is important to impart your interest in the position, but make certain that you spend a bulk of the cover letter focusing on how you will be an asset to the potential employer.
How do you know what to keep and what to cut? When employers create a job description, it’s essentially a checklist of the things they’re looking for in an employee. So, in your cover letter, you want to tick off as many of those checkboxes as possible.
Most people have a resume that’s structured around the jobs they’ve held rather than their accomplishments. So your cover letter is an opportunity to highlight on 2-4 of your primary accomplishments. Each paragraph can represent one of the accomplishments or skills. Then write 2-3 sentences about how your experiences specifically showcase these skills.
You want your cover letter to be specific when reviewing your accomplishments. Give them facts, figures, and numbers.
Finally, put some personality into your cover letter! You need to stand above the thousands of plain Jane cover letters and you want them to enjoy reading about you and your achievements.