Nov 21, 2019 - 10:52 AM
With a resume, for example, you can follow step-by-step guidance to help you craft bullet points that highlight your skills and use critical keywords for certain jobs. A resume is the who, what, when and how of your career.
On the other hand, a cover letter needs to showcase things like your working style – or how a friend or coworker might describe you. Linda Spencer, associate director and coordinator of career advising at Harvard Extension School, says that a cover letter should answer why you are the right fit for the job and how you will add value to the organization. "It takes the average employer about seven seconds to review these documents," Spencer says. "They’re not reading, they’re skimming. So, you need to make it clear right off the bat how you can add value"
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