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  • Hi, I'm Jeff. This is my friend, Mike, but you probably know us as the interview guys.

  • Today we're putting our feet up and enjoying the last bit of summer sunshine.

  • Enjoying? I wish you told me this was the plan, Jeff.

  • It's ninety degrees out. I'm standing over top of a smoldering barbecue and I'm wearing a black suit.

  • -You seem to be enjoying yourself though. -Actually it's a little chilly over here.

  • How are those burgers coming along anyway? I'd like to eat before I run in to grab a sweater.

  • Anyway, as I said, it's the end of the summer, which means it's time to get back to work.

  • Many of you'll be looking for new employment, which means that your cover letter needs to be in tip top shape.

  • And that's why today Jeff and I are talking about cover letters because we keep seeing job seekers everywhere making mistakes that ultimately prevent them from getting interviews.

  • There's a good chance you're making the same mistake right now, which is why we decided to give you the interview guys top 5 cover letter tips.

  • So what's the first tip on our list, Jeff?

  • Tip number one is to make sure to address the cover letter to a specific person,

  • generally the person in charge at the department you're applying to where the hiring manager in charge at the interview.

  • If you don't know the correct name, we suggest you contact the company and find out who it will be.

  • Our second tip is to avoid simply repeating the information in your resume.

  • Instead, use your cover letter to introduce and highlight your personality, curiosity, and your level of interest in the field you're applying to work in.

  • Our third tip is to keep it short and simple yet dynamic,

  • definitely no more than one page, and probably closer to half a page.

  • Three paragraphs should do the trick.

  • Resist the urge to ramble on and instead dive right into the interesting parts right away.

  • Tip number four is to use keywords to enhance the point you're trying to make,

  • whether it pertains to skills, references, or any other relevant information.

  • Companies are using software to screen cover letters for keywords, and if you don't have them, you're likely not to get an interview.

  • The best place to find these keywords is in the job description.

  • And as always our final tip is to tailor your cover letter to the company you're interviewing with

  • The company has an idea of what their perfect candidate will look like, and it's your job to convince them that you are this person.

  • You can do this by identifying, including in your cover letter, the qualities that they put a lot of value in.

  • So, there you have it: the interview guys top 5 cover letter tips.

  • Mastering these tips will really help make sure that your cover letter stands out amongst your competition.

  • But that's only half the battle. Isn't it, Jeff?

  • That's right, Mike. The most important part is the interview itself and, more specifically, being able to answer the variety of interview questions that you'll be asked.

  • But, don't worry, because we've got you covered.

  • We've written a hugely popular free special report that you can get by simply clicking on the button on your screen right now.

  • We're Jeff and Mike, the interview guys saying. Thanks for watching.

  • Now go ahead and click the button now.

Hi, I'm Jeff. This is my friend, Mike, but you probably know us as the interview guys.

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