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Cover letters and resumes must be done on good quality paper. Onion skin or photocopy paper is unacceptable. Wild colors are also unacceptable, and unprofessional at any level of experience.
Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical correctness is essential! Do it right, or don’t do it at all! Errors distract the reader, and downgrade his opinion of you. If you are not careful with your own cover letter, then how careful are you of your work?
You have to put the salary range you seek in the cover letter. Some companies will request your “salary history”, but all they really want to know is how much money you are looking for. State your salary requirements as it is better to be eliminated up front than to go on a wasted interview.
A mass-marketing resume and cover letter to targeted companies (with your salary and a resume included) is also an excellent search tool which may shake out a hidden job opportunity. Here is where you have to do your homework, and research companies. Also, make mention of any special skills and/or accomplishments you may have that are out of the normal realm of duties for your job, and why you are sending your resume to that particular company.
“Your company is a competitor of my former company, and I feel that my knowledge of the industry would be an asset to you”.
“I have had many years' experience selling medical products and feel that your product line, medical disposal units, meshes well with my background”.
Try to draw a common connection between the prospective company that you are approaching and your specific experience. Your marketing letter will be read with more interest than a bland “I need a job” type of missive. Let them know that you have done your research and know about their company.
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