Are you ready to apply for a job? For most professional positions, you’ll need to do more than fill out a job application or email a resume. At the very least, you should write a tailored resume and targeted cover letter that show the employer why you’re a strong match for the position.
But it won’t be enough to just send in your cover letter and resume—you must make sure the two documents have been written in such a way that they’ll get you an interview. After all, winning an interview is your main goal when you apply for a job.
Match your qualifications to the job by following a few simple steps, then customize your resume and create a cover letter that will increase your odds of getting selected for an interview.
Ready to get started? Below you will find writing tips for your resume, cover letter, and curriculum vitae, as well as sample resumes, cover letters, and thank-you letters. Read advice for every step of your job application, including tips for crafting all your job search correspondence.
Taken together, this information will empower you to write an interview-winning cover letter and resume that will impress the employer.