Improve Your Cover Letter by Comparing It to Your Resume

You know you need to tailor both your resume and cover letter for each job you apply for, but it’s easy to get them to overlap. Instead, they should complement each other by telling the same story about your skills. Make sure they pair well with each other before submitting your application.

When writing a cover letter, it’s easy to repeat your work history or skills on your resume, you want to share these things to show why you are the right fit for the job. But your cover letter should complement your resume, not duplicate it. Compare the two before submitting your application and make sure they represent a complete story of your skills and experience, with one complementing the other, but both working well in isolation. Avoid any repetition and use the space in your cover letter to share anecdotes or other specific examples of your skills on your resume that reflect why you are a strong candidate.

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