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Common Resume Cover Letter Problems
Tips and Guidelines to avoid them

If you are about to mail out your resume and cover letter, read the below tips before doing so. There are probably some common problems that can easily be fixed if you take the time to do so. If you're still having problems, I recommend using the Amazing Cover Letter Creator to create one quickly.
         
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Resume Cover Letter problems

A resume cover letter is a prelude to your resume. Hence, the common presumption among most job seekers is that employers read the cover letter first and then review the resume. However, most hiring professionals do not adhere to such norms. They instead bypass the cover letter and read the resume directly. If your resume is interesting, they come back to your cover letter and then possibly reread your resume.

The resume is essentially a detailed description of you, your qualifications, abilities, experience, and everything else concerning you. However, your cover letter needs to be about the company in question. You should address any problems, recent information about the company, or other necessities in your cover letter. This projects your knowledge of the company and thereafter you can include your suitability or capability of how you can be useful to the company.

Another common resume cover letter problem is generalizing the letters. You cannot mail the same type of letters to all the companies you are trying for a job. Instead, every cover letter should be specific and addressed to that particular company. You have to inquire and address it to specific hiring personnel. Mass mailing lowers the chances of an interview call.

Often recruiting companies have their own specific college recruiting programs. These function as the main source of recruitment. Therefore, many companies do not pay any attention to unasked resumes. Besides, small companies do not have the necessary resources to train entry-level hiring. Therefore, it is essential to inquire about the particular vacancy and apply through the proper channels.

Maintain your resume cover letter to be well within a single page. Again, limit all your information within three paragraphs. This makes a better presentation of your resume cover letter. Check for any typing mistakes and proof check your entire letter by somebody else, as often you may not be able to pick out your mistakes. Use the same quality paper for both your resume and cover letter. Also, maintain same font and line spacing in your resume and cover letter to maintain uniformity.

It is best to use black or blue ink for your cover letter and resume. End your letter with proper salutations like 'sincerely yours'. Type in the address neatly on the cover and fold the resume with the cover letter in a trifold before putting into the envelope and sealing it.

Your cover letter should not be very passive. At the same time, do not exaggerate too much. Remain well within your limits and present your resume and cover letter in an explicit and distinctive fashion. This makes it unique and appeals more to employers.