Job searching can be a long and tedious process. It can be frustrating, emotional and exciting all at once. Some days are up, others are down – but when push comes to shove, you need to keep moving forward to find that next great job as soon as possible. I’d like to help you get there. Well, at the very least, I’d like to help get you past that first hurdle – the cover letter.

Fact is, your introductory statement or cover letter will only get you so far. You can write a hugely clever and brilliant introduction, but if you’re not right for the position, you’re not going to get an interview. That said, if you do want to make it past the very first step in the application process, I would advise that you not say anything incredibly stupid in your cover letter. You don’t have to be the most brilliant, original, or funny – but you do need to come off as a competent individual who is genuine and enthusiastic about the position at hand.

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