Why does a cover letter matter?
With the job market overwhelmed with candidates, recruiters are spending less and less time looking at your application. How do you get someone to notice your strengths and experience in comparison to the rest? I’ve been recruiting for over 12 years for roles across all levels of various organisations – from sole proprietors to medium sized manufacturing businesses, from maintenance and engineering to project management and accounting. I’ve literally seen thousands of applications and it is very much like looking for a needle in a haystack for recruiters.
I often fill out business impact surveys where we get asked about our greatest challenges as business leaders. For 8 years now I have continuously said finding talent is our biggest challenge. I want to believe the talent is out there but it doesn’t know how to get found. So that’s why I’ve decided to offer this Cover Letter review service.