Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Here’s a June 2010 entry on the Harvard Business Review blog suggesting a different type of cover letter than the one I normally suggest. Here’s its model cover letter:
I am writing in response to the opening for xxxx, which I believe may report to you.
I can offer you seven years of experience managing communications for top-tier xxxx firms, excellent project-management skills, and a great eye for detail, all of which should make me an ideal candidate for this opening.
I have attached my résumé for your review and would welcome the chance to speak with you sometime.
It’s short and sums up the resume without summarizing the information in the resume. Please read the posting and see what you think. I might think of including this sort of main paragraph, but also including a paragraph highlighting information in the resume.