Aug 20, 2018 - 04:50 AM
• Do capitalize the job title when it is in a heading
• Do capitalize if it is part of a name or precedes a name
• Don't capitalize the titles when you refer to them in text
• Don't capitalize titles when they follow a name
• Don't capitalize job titles when referring to them in your summary
Writing a cover letter that attracts the notice of hiring managers and leads to an interview can be stressful. Fortunately, there are many resources available to you, such as this article from the Harvard Business Review. In addition to tricky capitalization, avoid some of the most common cover letter mistakes, such as focusing too much on yourself, sending a generic letter, and repeating the information from your resume.
Many articles, such as this one from LiveCareer help you avoid mistakes and provide tips for creating winning content. Read through the article to learn more.
As you set out to find a new job, remember your cover letter and resume are essentially "marketing" documents that advertise you and your skills to potential employers. Use online resources and available tools to write powerfully and effectively.
Oct 18, 2018 - 06:04 PM
Yes, you should capitalize job titles in a cover letter. Follow the exact capitalization used in the job description or job advertisement when referring to the position to which you are applying. When referring to a position you previously held, try as best as you can to follow the capitalization used in that job posting.
Correct capitalization shows you have read the job description carefully, and more broadly demonstrates an attention to detail. That can be especially important, as sometimes the exact job title is used as a keyword for screening by the ATS (Applicant Tracking Software), and can be a sneaky way to eliminate applicants.
Capitalization is also a subtle yet powerful way to show you know your beat, and that you understand the difference between the position and the business’ broader function (and how the former fits in with the latter). It indicates that you are seasoned enough to speak to both the specific requirements of the position, as well as what it generally takes for anyone to be successful in that role.
It only takes a moment to get these few words right, but it can speak volumes about you as a candidate.
Jan 03, 2019 - 03:13 AM
yes, you should capitalize job titles in a cover letter. The first step towards writing a strong cover letter is to understand why consulting firms ask for a cover letter in the first place. And how screeners decide to put your cover letter in the "accept" or "reject" pile.
There are two main reasons why consulting firms will ask you for a cover letter.
First, partners bill several thousand dollars per day to their clients. The opportunity cost of interviewing you is HUGE for the firm. Put yourself in the shoes of a consultancy for a second.
The second reason consulting firms ask for a cover letter is to test your writing skills. Consultants write all the time: emails, power points, word documents, etc. They spend 50% of their day writing. And a lot of the time their job is to summarise very large quantities of information in a succint way.
This is exactly what you have to do in your cover letter. You have to a) look back on all your past experiences, b) select the relevant experiences to convince the reviewer that you are the right person for the job and c) summarise all these experiences in a way that's easy to read and digest.
Cover letters are a disguised writing test. Candidates who end up getting invited for interviews recognize this early on. Making a good impression on PAPER is WAY HARDER than making a good impression in PERSON.
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