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Instant Cover Letters – Secret #6

“Want More Quality Job Interviews? ... ASK and you shall receive!”

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

Dear Job Hunter,

Today you’re about to discover one of the most effective job search strategies ever revealed.

Are you ready?

Your cover letter’s main focus and purpose should be on landing YOU the job interview. The one way to fill your calendar with more quality job interviews is to clearly and directly ASK for the job interview within your cover letter!

Let’s face it, without landing the job interview, it’s pretty difficult to land the job.

You can positively get your ‘foot in the company door’ for more quality job interviews by using this one simple strategy.

Allow me to repeat:


Asking for the job interview in the beginning of your cover letter and again towards the end of your letter is the perfect combination. (Twice is nice, twice is effective) Keep it friendly and conversational but clear and direct. Remember you are asking the reader (HR director, Hiring Manager) to take a specific action. You are asking them to pick up the telephone to call you for the job interview. Does it get any more basic than that?

When you stop and think for a moment doesn’t it become almost obvious?

I’m offering you quite possibly the most deceptively simple job search advice you may ever read... and certainly one of the most powerful.

Can this “asking” strategy be used with your resume as well?

I hear this question all the time and here’s my answer:

A resume does not “communicate” the way a cover letter does. For all intents and purposes a resume states a person’s name, rank and serial number as it relates to his or her career and education. Conversely, the cover letter’s job is to ‘speak’ directly to the recipient making it the perfect and only job hunt document in which to clearly and directly ASK for the job interview.

The bottom line: Use your cover letter as the marketing tool to bring home the ONE RESULT you most desire most: The job interview! (And quietly enjoy the fact that 99% of your competition will never read this article).

Heck, you tell me, what ELSE besides landing the job interview do you expect your cover letter to accomplish?

My thoughts exactly.

Next week: Top 10 Cover Letter Secrets – Secret #5
“5 Surefire Ways To Successfully ASK For The Job Interview!”

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney

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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." Visit our friends at Amazing Cover Letters for your ‘instant’ cover letter today. “In just 3½ minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!”