Aug 01, 2018 - 06:52 PM
First, research how to write the best cover letter. Here are some great tips regarding the basics and avoiding the most common mistakes. With these tips in mind, you're ready to move on to the second step.
Next, create a compelling beginning paragraph, sharing who you are and how you'd be a great asset. Address one or two of the top points in the job description and share your pertinent skills and experiences. If you can back up those facts with positive measurable results, you'll be a step closer to an interview.
The experience and work history section of your cover letter will be the trickiest. Although unemployed, you may still have had plenty of experiences and growth during that time. If you've been out of the workforce to raise a family, state that, and then talk about what you've learned and improved during that time.
Finally, avoid giving excuses, don't complain about previous employers, and don't refer to experiences "many years ago" and in similar terms. Use your cover letter to explain the gap in your employment and convince employers to follow up.