En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Cover Letters

Secrets to Writing a Great Cover Letter

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
POSTED: October 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

The cover letter is a huge part of the interview process and every resume should have one. The cover letter is like the wrapping paper on a gift, and let’s be honest, we always open the best looking gift first. Here are some tips to help you create a winning cover letter and make the... » Read Full Article

The Power of the Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: June 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Imagine that you are meeting someone for the first time. You extend your hand in greeting, and you are met with the limp fish; a handshake that is disinterested, weak, or lacking in confidence. As an interviewer, I have also met with the bone crushers and arm rattlers who have left much stronger impressions than... » Read Full Article

How Important Is A Cover Letter?

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: March 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

Job hunters regularly ask how important it is to have a strong cover letter compared to having a winning resume. How much time should a candidate devote to it? In a December 2013 article on the American Journalism Review website, Adrianne Flynn, career development professional, states that “Cover letters are the first introduction. If it... » Read Full Article

Whet an Employer’s Interest with Your Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters, Create Outstanding Cover Letters
POSTED: November 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer When I started thinking about helpful tips for crafting effective cover letters, I remembered some of the whoppingly-bad letters I’ve read over the years—as an editor and as a hiring manager. So, I Googled ‘horrible cover letters’ and had a few chuckles. Examples of Bad Cover Letters by Kelly... » Read Full Article

The Worst Mistakes to Make in Your Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: October 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – A previous article I wrote for Resume Edge, The Three Most Important Things in Your Cover Letter, outlines what to do to create a winning cover letter. On the flip side, there are many things you should never do when writing a cover letter. Five Common Cover Letter... » Read Full Article

The Three Most Important Things in Your Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: September 17, 2013 at 6:52 am

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – A cover letter is your opportunity to engage a hiring manager’s interest—and showcase your experience and skills. It’s the first impression a prospective company will have regarding who you are and what you can do for them. The person (HR/hiring manager) reading your cover letter is likely a... » Read Full Article

About Our Resume Writers

ResumeEdge has more than 50 professional resume writers with personal experience in over 40 industries—including the one you want a job in. Our resume writers have written more than 100,000 resumes, are certified through an ongoing QA process, and create compelling resumes using a highly collaborative process. » Meet Our Writers

Propel Your Resume

Get to the next level faster with professional Resume Writing or Editing.

Compare Our Products

My writer is a real pro. She knows the hiring process and has the gift of being able to write crisp bullets that make my career experience look excellent. She communicates well and offered excellent suggestions and tips that really improved my resume and LinkedIn profile.

— Chrispher P.
Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician
» See All Testimonials

We're Busy Little Bees

Resumes Written This Month
Resumes Written Since 1998