A compelling, and well-written Cover Letter, along with a solid Resume, can help you stand out from others and land that job interview.

It is so important to take the time to tailor each Cover Letter to the details of the job to which you are applying.  Grab the employer’s attention with a strong opening about your accomplishments.  For example, “Strong leader in Operations Management having reduced costs by 23% while streamlining processes and improving productivity.”  You should reference the job you are applying to at the company and how you were made aware of the job opportunity.  If you were referred by someone at the company, be sure to mention that in the letter.  From there, highlight your skills and experience and discuss how they align with the employer’s job requirements.  You will also want to mention why you are interested in working for the company and reference one of the company’s recent successes.  End the letter letting them know that you look forward to hearing from them.

By taking time to write a personalized Cover Letter for each job you apply to, you will grab the attention of the employer and open the door to your next interview.