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Is Your Cover Letter Killing Your Job Search?

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator

Dear Job-Seeker:

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Most job hunters schmooze prospective employers with words, words, and more words. If a one-page cover letter is good, they reason a two-pager must be better. Not true! Busy employers have only a moment to glance at your cover letter, so make it count. Say it all—on ONE page.

Unlock your power to communicate effectively with these SEVEN KEYS to a Successful Cover Letter

  1. Fill one page with three paragraphs total. State the job you want, your qualifications, and a request for an in-person interview.

  2. Limit each paragraph to three or four well-written sentences.

  3. Create generous margins and be sure to double space between paragraphs.

  4. Make it easy to 'eye-scan' your letter by using bullets and lists like the ones here.

  5. Put the first sentence of each paragraph in bold-faced type to capture attention.

  6. Check for errors, then print it out for one final read-through.

  7. Remember, the fine art of out-smarting the competition begins with a ONE-page cover letter that clearly and directly ASKS for the job interview!

Key #7 alone will put you at the head of the pack. Imagine the relief that will wash over the face of an overwhelmed employer when he/she sees your simple, clear, and brief letter that is so 'easy on the eyes.'

That's it. SEVEN KEYS to a successful cover letter that will inspire even the busiest employer, not only to read your letter but to reach for the phone to schedule an interview, that may very well lead to the job you've only dreamed of.

- Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, “Job Search Secrets.”

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