Aug 18, 2018 - 07:36 AM
You already know exactly what will lose a hiring manager’s attention, and that’s an overly long cover letter that doesn’t get to the point or state clear value. Keep your cover letter no longer than 200 to 300 words, or a single well-spaced page. State the position you’re applying for and your qualifications, including industry expertise and years of expertise. Mention why you specifically would be a good fit for the job by calling out moments of excellence, particularly those that exemplify skills relevant to the company.
Make it clear, too, that you’ve researched the company and have a particular interest in them. Employers want to know you’re invested in their business and not just taking the first job that crops up. Discuss your HR-specific skills, such as recruitment, talent management, training, and employee relations – but slant those skills toward the target company’s industry and particular niche.