The #1 hack to make your cover letter actually digestible
The #1 hack to creating an actually digestible cover letter is really not much of a hack at all. All it takes is taking on the role of the potential cover letter recipient for a moment.
Do you like reading cover letters? If you are like most people, chances are, you don’t.
But why exactly is this so? Because the vast majority of cover letters is long-winded and full of schmaltzy and antiquated phrases.
Is it fun and informative to read long-winded texts full of antiquated phrases? Obviously not.
If you are hiring or recruiting yourself, you will usually have a pressing company need that your prospective hire is supposed to solve. So, you will want to know if the person that is contacting you can solve your specific problem. And for figuring this out, you don’t want to read a discursive essay.
Don't re-tell your resume
So help your reader out and cut-out all unessential parts and fluff. Eliminate anything that looks like you are simply retelling your resume.
Double check if you “filled” your text with unnecessary adjectives. Does anything sound too braggadocios? Where you can make it shorter without changing your message?
After implementing those steps, you will have greatly enhanced the digestibility of your cover letter.
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