Do you edit your cover letters? If not, you should!
Cover letters are sometimes “optional” in job applications, but do not skip them. Cover letters are often the first thing a potential employer will read. For that reason, make sure that you include one and that it is good!
Editing cover letters involves strategic thinking. You should not be sloppy with them. Be careful with grammar, of course, but also rhetoric.
Think of how someone will read your letter. Or, to be more specific, imagine how your letter will be received. Pretend you are reading the cover letter for the first time.
At PaperBlazer, we edit countless cover letters, so we’ve seen a lot. Here are some tips to write better cover letters:
Of course, every writer has unique strengths and weaknesses. One of the best things you can do is ask someone to review your letter — before you send it.
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So when you’re writing a cover letter and need help, let us know!
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