Professional Cover Letter Writing Services.
Killer Cover Letters that Make You Stand Out!
Why Do I Need a Professional Cover Letter for my Resume?
Highlight What’s Important.
Let Your Personality Shine Through.
Does Your Resume Truly Represent Your Experience?
Have you ever looked through your resume and thought it might be lacking sufficient detail to paint the picture of your career experience and work history?
A professional cover letter is a great opportunity to include additional information that could help get you over the line in a selection process.
Writing a cover letter with no experience can be difficult. We understand what hiring managers look for and tailor your professional cover letter to give you the best chance of edging out others in a selection process. A professional cover letter for your CV from Resumes for Dudes will help you stand out from your competition.
What is a Cover Letter?
A cover letter is a single-page letter that introduces you to an employer. It briefly outlines your skills/qualifications and motivations in applying for a particular job.
Your cover letter provides you with an opportunity to articulate additional information that is not in your resume. It also gives you a platform to showcase your personality and highlight significant career achievements or milestones, as well as your knowledge of the company.
Cover letters generally come in two formats:
General Cover Letters.
A general cover letter is most easily described as a cover letter that is tailored to a person, not to a job. We include a free general cover letter with our resume writing service.
Tailored Cover Letters.
A tailored cover letter addresses the specific requirements of the job you are applying for and aligns your skills with the job.
A professional cover letter for your resume, tailored for a specific industry and position, will resonate with hiring managers and help place you ahead of your competition in a selection process.
Why Choose Resumes for Dudes.
How It Works.
General Cover Letters
Upload your resume via our website.
We email you a quote for a general cover letter service (please note: if you’re purchasing a resume writing service a general cover letter is included free of charge).
You receive a general cover letter based on the skills and experience listed in your resume.
Tailored Cover Letters
Email us a copy of your current resume and the job you want to apply for, or upload your resume directly to our website.
We will email you a quote for a tailored cover letter.
You receive a tailored cover letter based on the specified job position and your resume.
Our Other Services.
Free General Cover Letter Included in our Resume Writing Services.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Just as you were taught in creative writing classes during your old school days, your cover letter should contain three main components:
Beginning (introduction): A punchy opening to capture the hiring managers attention, explaining your intent in applying for the job and what you hope to achieve if you are successful in securing the position.
Middle (body): The guts of your cover letter, where you outline your education, skills/qualifications, work experience, and why you believe you are right for the job.
Ending (conclusion): A sharp, succinct closing paragraph that reinforces your skills/qualifications and what you can bring to the job.
The length of your cover letter will depend on the type of position you are seeking and the industry in which the position exists. Often, it can be difficult to find the right balance between including sufficient information to get your message across, while not being so lengthy that the reader becomes disengaged.
- Read the advertisement carefully.
In some cases, an employer might dictate the length they desire for your cover letter. This makes it much easier for you to determine how long you your cover letter should be. It is a good idea to stick to what the employer has asked, as it shows you are able to follow instructions and work as a “team player.”
- Word count is less important than quality content.
Generally, a word count of anywhere between 250-400 words is a good length for a cover letter, unless otherwise specified by the employer. However, word count should not be the key focus of your writing. Instead, you should aim to include as much relevant information as possible to highlight your strengths and what you would bring to the employer. Word count should be used as a guide only.
- Break your letter into paragraphs.
Your cover letter will usually end up being between a half-page and a full-page in length. Break up your content into three or four short paragraphs, which can be easily read by a hiring manager in a short space of time, Ultimately, your aim is for them to find your letter approachable and digestible.
- Use whitespace strategically.
When writing your cover letter for your resume, be sure to take advantage of whitespace on the page. Strategic use of margins and spacing can make your letter more digestible for your audience, giving you a better chance of them turning the page to have a look at your resume. Importantly, be sure to include a blank space between paragraphs.
A cover letter is, quite literally, a professional letter addressed to a prospective employer as part of your application for a position. It usually accompanies your resume and is written in such a way as to introduce yourself, communicate your intent in applying, highlight your strengths, and outline your knowledge of the company.
Your resume is a quick reference document containing specific information about your education, skills/qualifications, and work history. Your resume can also provide employers with an idea of your career trajectory. Hiring managers use the information in your resume to determine if you are the “right fit” for an advertised job.
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