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The Secret to Writing a 'Must-Read' Cover Letter!

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney President of CareerJimmy and Author of the brand new, The Job Interview Secret

Want to draw attention to your cover letter? So much so that the hiring manager can't put it down?

Here 's the secret. Meet the employer's needs. Show him or her how you, the job seeker, can benefit his or her company - if you're hired to fill the open position.

For example:

I'm aware through my friend, Rob Johnson, your company CPA, that you are interested in hiring someone to expand your sales territory in the northwest by garnering new customers prior to the release of your new math textbook for junior high school students, Mathematics for the 21st Century. I'd like to take on this challenge, as I have a master's degree in Mathematics as well as experience in sales. I opened ten new accounts in less than six months while employed by Babcock and Taylor Text-book Company in Florida.

I'd welcome getting together with you in person to talk about how your priorities for this position and my expertise can come together to benefit your company.

I'll phone you by the end of the week to schedule an appointment that suits your calendar. If you prefer to speak before then, please call or email me using the contact info below.

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I'm enthusiastic about meeting in person to see how we can support one another in filling the opening at your company.

Sure-fire Success

When it comes to cover letters, this example, which you can tailor to the specific organization you're writing to, cannot be ignored. Everyone wants to succeed. You want to receive an interview that leads to a job. And the hiring manager wants to interview a man or woman who fits the position now available. If you demonstrate how you can meet that need, you will be called for an interview.

REMEMBER: Hiring managers need you to do their job. They must hire people to fill the openings at their company. Make them look good by showing them the benefits you can bring.

So let your cover letter work for you, not against you. Focus on what the hiring manager needs and in turn, he or she will give you what you want—an interview for the job of your dreams.

- Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."

Visit our friends at Job Interview "Secret" and discover Jimmy Sweeney's breakthrough strategy that will have you standing out from the competition like a Harvard graduate at a local job fair… DURING your next job interview.