One of the common dilemmas of most jobseekers is how to write a cover letter that will get them interviewed and employed. Unfortunately, job hunting skills are usually not learned in schools so a lot of people have no idea how to compose a cover letter or a resume when the time comes for them to hunt for jobs. If these letters are professionally written then this will cause a drastic change from hunting to new hire. This is why it is vital to have ideas on how to craft a cover letter efficiently. For your knowledge, here are few of the tips and tricks on how to write a great cover letter.

To effectively write a letter, you must consider three crucial elements prior to writing: the resume, the company and the job. You cannot write a customized professional letter without a good resume. It is vitally important to read how to write an effective resume. Enhancing your capability to write a letter and resume gives you a higher chance of acquiring a job.

Write the resume first. You can easily tailor your letter to specific job or company you are interested based on your resume. The resume can act as a guide for the letter and also can act as a timeline showing your work and educational experience. You can take the time to reflect on your relevant skills and experiences in the letter, and reinforce that in the resume.

Research the Company. Employers want to hire people who know a little about their company. Do research before writing your cover letter and find out the company’s goals and mission. This will not only give you an idea of what kind of company you’re interviewing with but also will make you sound better in the letter and during the interview. It is crucial you know something about the company, and this will help you better customize your letter for the interview.

Know the job. It is vital to know about the company you are applying for prior to your interview and while writing your letter. It is also important to know about the job position you are applying for. If you do not know the job then what is the point of interviewing? On the other hand, if you know the job you'll be more impressive during the interview and will have a greater chance of getting employed.

These tips are important prior to writing a great letter. If you follow these tips you have a better chance of getting the interview, acing the interview, and getting hired. Before interviewing for a job, make sure your letter is customized, your resume is polished, and you are ready for anything. These tips will help you make the transition from job hunting to new hire.

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Landon Long is the founder of You can download his FREE "Resume Rebel" Video Course to learn how to write a resume and stand out in a slow economy.