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The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

Nina Kim | AdminSecret

Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother?

If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless there is a specified name in the job listing, always address it to “Dear Hiring Manager.” Okay, so you open with Dear Hiring Manager, — now what?

Lucky for you, AdminSecret has spoken to a cover letter expert, and we’re here to guide you step-by-step through her secret formula to cover letter success. This formula has gotten her interviews for all of the positions she’s ever applied for, and she was offered a job for all but one of them.

Now, obviously you’re not going to get the interview if you’re totally unqualified for the job; however, this secret formula can help you properly organize your thoughts, highlight your best assets, and (most importantly) grab the hiring manager’s attention.

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