One of the most important tools in a job search is the cover letter. It provides you with an opportunity to distinguish yourself from other candidates and highlight how you are uniquely suited for the role, helping get you to the next step in the hiring process - the interview.
But writing these letters can create anxiety for applicants, especially cancer survivors who aren't sure if they should address gaps in their work history or mention their diagnosis. Our new article on mastering the cover letter discusses these issues and offers tips for getting your foot in the door.
Included in the article are some key pointers to keep in mind as you craft your cover letter:
- Open with a bang
- Make it personal
- Sell yourself
- Explain your next step
- Proof your letter
While the cover letter is an important tool to get you an interview, it doesn't end there. Be sure to also review our job search tools section for sample resumes and interviewing methods and tips.