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30-Minute Resume Makeover by Louise Kursmark

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Chapter 5

Create a Killer Cover Letter

Because cover letters are such an important part of your job search, I didn’t want to omit them from this book. However, the topic is extensive—in fact, I have written two complete books on cover letters! Much of the advice in this brief chapter is excerpted from my companion book in the “Help in a Hurry” series—15-Minute Cover Letter. I encourage you to pick up that book or the more in-depth Cover Letter Magic if you’d like additional ideas and assistance with your cover letters.

Cover Letter Basics

First, understand that you will need some kind of covering note with every resume you send—whether filling ...

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