As The Hired Guns’ resident talent scout, I sift through hundreds of cover letters daily. Almost all are bad. There are a few extreme examples; one cover letter featured photos of the candidate on horseback, while another was 27 pages long. Most cover letters, however, are generic, poorly written, or simply ineffective.
Applying to a job with a bad cover letter actually does you more harm than applying with no cover letter at all. So how do you make sure that your pitch does you more good than harm? Start with these five cover letter tips. Read More →