Some Advice on Cover Letters

Again, from one of my favorite mags, some to-the-point advice on getting the attention of the people who make hiring decisions.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90457413/the-only-4-sentences-you-need-for-a-cover-letter-that-gets-noticed?utm_campaign=eem524%3A524%3As00%3A20200130_fc&utm_medium=Compass&utm_source=newsletter

Our friend from the ever disrespectful “South Park”. Please don’t read anything into the use of the character above. There is just nothing there!

And if you are curious as to , “Do I apply on line or by mail”, here is an opinion from Forbes and Liz Ryan, Founder and CEO, Human Workplace; Author, “Reinvention Roadmap”, that might help you answer that question.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/03/12/ten-reasons-online-job-applications-are-a-waste-of-time/#186c578e6e26

If you go the ground mail route, make sure the application or resume and cover go to a specific person, by name. The hiring manager / supervisor is always better than Human Resources. You can find out who he or she is with a little creative research. And better yet, get it hand delivered to the hiring manager inside the company.

***** S&E *****

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