Writing a cover letter is often one of the more daunting aspects of a job hunt. You’ll find yourself asking questions like: What do I include? What do recruiters want to see? Does anyone ever read them?
Most recruiters I speak with do read cover letters, but only after looking at a CV they think is a good fit. They want to make sure you meet the qualifications before spending the extra time. So what is it they hope to learn from a cover letter that isn’t already in your resume? Here are six things recruiters and hiring managers want to learn about you in a cover letter, and how you can make sure yours stands out.