Keywords. Formatting. Spelling and grammar. All of these elements are important when creating the perfect cover letter. But how can you ensure you're covering these crucial aspects? It's simple: use LiveCareer's Cover Letter Builder! It's free, and you complete your letter in a fraction of the time it might take you otherwise.
How? There are job-specific templates, pre-written phrases, professional samples you can fill in with your information, and various formats to choose from.
So, how does this tool help you create the best document to put in front of hiring managers? Let's explore.
Not sure what you want your cover letter to look like? Want a cover letter format that best fits your industry?
No problem! Our Cover Letter Builder offers many templates to choose from. There are templates for everyone from automotive mechanics to social workers. You just need to choose your top three skills from a given list, and they'll be added where appropriate.
You'll get the right cover letter for the right job—every time.
The dreaded ATS (applicant tracking system). A large majority of businesses both large and small use such a system. Your resume could very well be passed over or fall through the cracks if it doesn't contain the right words.
Worry not—the Cover Letter Builder tool contains the keywords needed to get your letter past an ATS and in front of a hiring manager. Key, industry-specific phrases can be found in our templates as well, so you're further assured to get your resume to stand out from the pack.
3. Five Critical Cover Letter Components
The templates you'll find in the Cover Letter Builder contain the five components critical to every letter, regardless of industry:
- Opening paragraph
- The "hook"
- Body copy
- Closing paragraph
The builder will ensure that you get the necessary info into the right parts of your cover letter; why you're a good fit for the job goes in the opening paragraph, while the "hook" is where you really sell yourself and list your qualities that make you ideal for the job you're seeking.
You're guaranteed to have all of these components in your cover letter when you use the builder to produce your perfect cover letter. This tool is designed to use keywords and suggested phrases to help you write this all-important document in a way that gets your foot in the door.
4. Multiple Formats
Font size. Alignment. Margins. The Cover Letter Builder automatically formats your page correctly, so you don't have to wonder whether your cover letter meets the proper standards.
There are not only professional, basic, and even email cover letter formats, but there are also formats for different types of professions. You'll even be directed toward which format is best for you; for example, if you apply for a corporate executive job, it's best to use the professional format, while a part-time inventory clerk position typically requires a basic format.