Have it cov­ered

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Job Market -

High­light items from your re­sume and tell the em­ployer how your ex­pe­ri­ences have pre­pared you. Take the time to ex­plore the com­pany web­site. What is their mis­sion state­ment? Read the bio of the hir­ing man­ager. Don’t be creepy and men­tion that you Googled them and saw an award that they re­ceived in Boy Scouts 20 years ago, but know your au­di­ence. Make your cover let­ter stand out by men­tion­ing a re­cent ini­tia­tive the com­pany has un­der­taken and dis­cussing how your skills would ben­e­fit the em­ployer. Hint: You shouldn’t send the same cover let­ter to every em­ployer.

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