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Instant Cover Letters – Secret #4

“How to mathematically DOUBLE your job search odds!”

© Written By Jimmy Sweeney

President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new,

Amazing Cover Letter Creator.

There is a simple way for you to mathematically double your job search odds.

No, not by visiting Las Vegas… on second thought, the way Las Vegas is growing these days the job market is pretty healthy!

Today I’m going to reveal the quickest and easiest way to mathematically DOUBLE your odds of landing any job.

Drum roll please…

Using a ‘Follow-Up Cover Letter’ will mathematically double your chances of getting interviewed and hired for any job.

Two magic words: FOLLOW UP!

Think about it. If you take the time to contact a company you’re interested in working for on TWO separate occasions, you are TWICE as likely to get noticed. This simple math equation escapes the vast majority of job seekers who typically ‘throw in the towel’ after sending one application for each job listing. Don’t make this critical mistake when it’s so easy to follow up with each contact. Market yourself a second time — every time, by using a follow up cover letter and resume.

The average job hunter fails to use any type of follow up system for their job search. Many job seekers are either too lazy, don’t understand how, or the idea has never occurred to them!

Follow Up Cover Letters Made Easy…

As a rule of thumb, wait 10 days to 2 weeks and if you have not been called for the interview, send the same person/company a “follow-up cover letter” along with your resume giving you a SECOND CHANCE at the interview and ultimately the position being offered. This is so simple and highly effective.

FOLLOW-UP COVER LETTER TIP: The easiest way to create your follow up cover letter is to add one short, opening paragraph to your original cover letter. That’s it! You are addressing the same person/company as you did a couple weeks prior. However, by adding this one short paragraph to the beginning of your original cover letter you are now letting this person/company know that you are still interested and available for the position.

Here’s an example: “Dear Mrs. Jones, I realize you’ve probably received many applications for the (insert job opening title here). I am extremely interested in this position and would love the opportunity to be interviewed. I am following up with this letter and my attached resume in case my originals were lost in the ‘shuffle’ the first time around.” (Continue with the original cover letter from here on out).

Do you think by adding this type of paragraph to create your own follow up cover letter you could increase your chances of getting noticed and interviewed the second time around?

Most definitely.

If there were a ‘Job Seekers Ten Commandments’ the words, “Thou Shall Always Follow Up” would be at the top of the list.

I want you to follow up EVERY job listing that interests you with a follow up cover letter and resume. When you market yourself TWICE, you mathematically DOUBLE your job search odds effective immediately!

Next week: Top 10 Cover Letter Secrets – Secret #3

“How to shoot straight to the top of the must hire list using a powerful, ‘post interview’ cover letter!”

© 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 lette r guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!”