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How To Modernize Your Cover Letter


I’m here today to kick off a three-part series on the most frequently asked questions I receive about job searching.

Special note, this series is specifically for those who know what they want to do next and are applying for new roles.

The first FAQ I want to talk about, especially since last week we went through a crash course on refreshing your resume, is cover letters.

Cover letters are a topic I receive a TON of questions about. If you’re super interested in a company or role, why wouldn’t you spend some time writing a note to the hiring manager to introduce yourself and share why you’re interested in the job?

So, with that perspective in mind, today, I’m going to walk through:

📝The goal of your cover letter
📝Some ideas to modernize your approach to sending a cover letter
📝Thoughts on what to include in a cover letter
📝And then we will wrap up with a handful of quick tips

Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode

+If you’re interested + excited about a company or job, write a cover letter. Putting in extra time and effort will help you stand out. 
+A few ways to modernize your approach to writing a cover letter is to turn it into a letter of interest or pitch and email the hiring manager directly. 
+When it comes time to write a cover letter, tell your story, don’t rewrite your resume; keep it short + succinct; follow the company’s tone. And remember to save your file with your name, your recruiter will thank you!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Ep. 2 // HEART-Based Career Planning: What It Is + What It Isn’t 
Ep. 4 // Recipe For Making A HEART-Based Career Change Plan   
Tools to find email addresses: Hunter.io or https://rocketreach.co/
Free Gift: Cover Letter Checklist 

To listen to part 2, click here.

FREE Resources to Cultivate Your Career Success
With this Resume Refresh Guide + Cover Letter Checklist you’ll be one step closer to making your career dreams a reality!

FREE Quick Start Guide | Flourish Careers Podcast


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!
Ep. 6 // 6 Secrets To Building Momentum For Making A Career Change
How To Take An Inside-Out Approach To Career Planning
FOUR Easy Tips to Quit Your Job with Grace

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

February 8, 2023

How To Modernize Your Cover Letter

How To Modernize Your Cover Letter

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