Although many of wishes have been granted this holiday season, the job seeker may have asked for something a little bit different. Here is the most important question you can ask during this season (and any season), as you compose cover letters for a new job:
Without this question, the hiring manager has no reason to respond to your letter. Many job seekers make the mistake of listing their qualifications in their cover letter and then stopping. They don't take it far enough. They don't make it clear that they want an interview so they can introduce themselves in person and find out more about what is expected from a prospective employee.
Use polite but assertive language in your cover letter so the hiring manager knows you want to meet for an interview.
Remember: This is not a holiday letter filled with family news. It's a well-written business letter with one goal in mind: to ask for an interview for the job you want.
Take the active approach. While others wait and watch, you'll ask and receive-not only during the holidays, but all through the New Year ahead.
Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new, "Amazing Resume Creator". Visit our friends at Amazing Resume Creator for your "instant" resume today. In just 10 minutes flat you will have an amazing resume guaranteed to land you more, hot job interviews next week.
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