RRR Learning Unit 3: Cover Letter Tips, Pointers & Resources

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Cover letters are not fun but, in a world where Applicant Tracking Software may be picking apart your resume this “optional” component becomes an IMPERATIVE that can give you a huge advantage.

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Work from Home Jobs – 7 Tips for Writing a Great Cover Letter (And Why You Should!)

As you complete your online application forms, you may find a field marked “Cover Letter (optional).” Most applicants will see the word “optional” and buzz right by that field.

Now, you could leave the field blank, too. But do you really want the hiring manager to view you like “most applicants”?

While you may not relish the idea of writing a cover letter, it really can set you apart from the field!…

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Using your cover letter to help explain Parenting Gaps in your work history

Many of you have expressed a concern about how to handle gaps related to time out of the workforce for parenting and/or homeschooling. We covered how to explain Parenting Gaps in your resume in RRR Learning Unit 2, but your cover letter is also a great place to briefly and unapologetically explain this kind of gap in your resume AND the transferable skills you developed during that time.

For example:

Dear Hiring Manager:

I was excited to find your posting for a Customer Service Representative and, having reviewed the job requirements, I feel I’d be a great asset to <company name> in this role!

I am a people-centric person with great listening skills and the ability to communicate important information in a way that is easy for others to understand. These skills have played a paramount role in my success as a Home Educator, and will definitely help me excel in your Customer Service Representative role.

Additionally, I am a nimble multi-tasker who is able to move seamlessly between tasks while still ensuring that all items are handled expertly and on-schedule.

As you review my resume, you may notice a gap in my employment history. This represents the period I devoted to raising my children. Child-rearing, being many jobs in and of itself, has enhanced my talents in leadership, teamwork, determination, negotiation, and time management. All skills that have fortified my already-strong foundation and better prepared me to excel in your position.

I am excited at the prospect of contributing my strengths and proficiency in communication toward your team efforts, and will look forward to discussing with you how my personality and skills are the ideal fit for your part-time Customer Service Representative role.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


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How to Write a Cover Letter (250+ FREE Templates)

If cover letter writing isn’t one of your strengths, and you feel you need additional help, you might benefit from looking at other people’s cover letters. This Workshop-style Guide with Tips and Examples – has 283 Free Cover Letter Templates that might help to get your creative juices flowing! NOTE: The “Build a Cover Letter” button is NOT related to the material in the guide.

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Jobscan’s Guide to Writing an Effective Cover Letter

Another resource for those of you struggling with the cover letter writing process.

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