How a Cover Letter Builder Can Help You Find a Job

A cover letter builder can make it much easier for you to find a job you love. Learn how to use our builder to create the right cover letter.

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Express Yourself With the Perfect Cover Letter

A cover letter is like the more personality-heavy sidekick to your resume. While your resume gives your potential employer important information about your job history and skills, a cover letter provides more insight into how you hope to use those skills to benefit the company. A professional cover letter can help you get the job you’re qualified for.

One of the best ways to write your cover letter is by using a cover letter builder. ResumeHelp’s cover letter builder breaks down the process into simple, easy-to-follow steps, along with professional cover letter templates that will help guide you in creating a job-winning cover letter.

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Create custom cover letters for each job opening

You need to create a cover letter for every job opening you apply to. It’s not enough to have a generic form letter that you include with each job application. Instead, personalize your cover letter by focusing on skills and experiences that align with the specific job you’re applying for. Our cover letter builder makes it easy to create multiple versions of your letter, to fit different job opportunities.
Write your best cover letter in just minutes
Because cover letters are personalized for each job, you should also be looking for ways to cut down on the amount of time you spend on each cover letter. A cover letter builder makes that process easy, so you don’t have to write dozens of cover letters from scratch. The ResumeHelp cover letter builder breaks a letter down into easily digestible chunks, so you can customize specific sections whenever you need to.
Receive cover letter help for your industry
Every industry is different. What one job search prioritizes, another might dislike. ResumeHelp not only gives you an easy cover letter generator, but it also helps you fill in your letter for your specific industry. Whether you’re an art dealer or a nurse, our cover letter examples and text suggestions will give you what you need to appeal to what the job wants.
Get expert advice on cover letter dos and don’ts
Our experts at ResumeHelp know what hiring managers look for in a cover letter. We’ll walk you through the cover letter creation process and provide job-specific suggestions every step of the way.
Choose from 23 cover letter templates
Although cover letters are built to be fairly simple, that doesn’t mean they have to be identical. ResumeHelp offers 23 different cover letter templates, from contemporary to classic, so choose the cover letter style that suits you best. Plus, you can change the style at any time, allowing you to switch up your preferences at the click of a button.
Fix grammatical and spelling problems for an error-free cover letter
Nothing kills a cover letter faster than grammatical mistakes and spelling issues. If you want to make sure your cover letter truly looks professional, you need to make sure it reads perfectly. ResumeHelp’s tools will help you check for these errors early on so your finished product is error-free and polished.

Apply to Your Next Job With Confidence

When you apply to a new job, you want to provide an image that’s polished, professional and perfect for the job. To make sure your cover letter projects the right image and has the right content for the job, use the ResumeHelp cover letter builder.

FAQ: Cover Letter Builders

Q: Do I need a new cover letter for each job application?

You do need a new cover letter for every job application. There are two important reasons for this.

  1. Recruiters want to see cover letters that accurately address what the company is looking for in a new employee. Generic cover letter content creates the wrong impression and hurts your chances of getting the job.
  2. It’s also important to write tailored cover letters for each job application because of applicant tracking systems (ATS), which employers sometimes use to scan job applications for job-specific keywords that can be found in the original job listing. If your resume and cover letter don’t contain those keywords, the ATS will reject your resume outright.

A well-written cover letter that’s tailored to each job application will give you a much higher possibility of getting a call back for an interview.

Q: What is the correct way to structure a cover letter?

A cover letter should not just be a word-for-word rehash of all the information in your resume. Think of using it as an elaboration of your resume, structured like this:

1. Header: This is where all of your contact information goes, typically with your name a little larger than the rest of your information so the recruiter sees your name before anything else (as you’ll see in our templates). You’ll want to include your name, phone number, email address, physical address and LinkedIn profile, if you have one.

2. Salutation and opening: Use the name of the hiring manager rather than “To whom it may concern.” Introduce yourself, the job you’re applying for, and an overview of your credentials. This is where you’ll typically list top achievements that can really catch the manager’s attention.

3. Body paragraphs: Here, you’ll explain why you’re a good choice for the job you’re applying for. Explain how your skills, past experiences and knowledge all align with what the job listing is looking for.

4. Closing: Request an interview, reiterate that you believe you’re the right choice for the job, and thank the hiring manager for their time. Then use a formal sign-off.

This general structure is basically how you’ll formulate every cover letter. The cover letter builder at ResumeHelp is a great way to stick to this structure with all of your cover letters. Using the cover letter builder, you can quickly produce a cover letter for every job listing, showcasing what a specific job listing values and giving your cover letter a better structure.

Q: How do I match my cover letter format to my resume?

Matching your cover letter’s look to your resume allows your job application to look very clean and organized. When you use a matching cover letter and resume, it tells the hiring manager that you really care about the way you’re presenting yourself.

ResumeHelp offers 23 different cover letter layouts and 15 professional resume designs that complement each other. With customizable colors and fonts, you can pair up resume and cover letter templates for a streamlined appearance.

Q: Should I try to explain employment gaps in my cover letter?

Typically, you don’t want to draw attention to your employment gaps. If the potential employer mentions these employment gaps in your interview, you can talk about it then. If you bring up the gaps yourself, you’re opening yourself up to a lot of questions right off the bat. For this reason, it’s almost always best to just focus on your qualifications and relevant experiences in a cover letter. (Be prepared to discuss the topic if it comes up in a job interview.)

The exception to this is if you can explain an employment gap in a way that makes a positive impact on a hiring manager. For example, if you’re applying to work at a charity that helps support people who need at-home care, and you have a three-year gap in your employment because you had to provide at-home care for your spouse, mentioning it in your letter is a way to build credibility.

Q: How can I choose the right cover letter template?

The cover letter builder at ResumeHelp includes 23 different cover letter templates, which means there are many different options to choose from, but it’s important to remember that cover letters are much less unique than resumes. The differences between cover letters are pretty small, so you don’t have to pore over the differences too much.
Just remember, it’s very easy to switch between cover letter templates with ResumeHelp’s cover letter builder. Choose a template that catches your eye when you first load up the builder. If you decide that it doesn’t really end up fitting your needs, you can always change it to something that does.

Q: What application documents do I need to submit to a job application?

Typically, your job application should include both a cover letter and a resume. If the job description specifically requires anything else, it’s best to listen to the description. You should typically submit the cover letter and resume as individual PDF files (which you can create using our builders).

If you’re ever in doubt, consult the job description to see what’s expected from you. Sticking to these guidelines will show the hiring manager that you know how to follow directions, so make sure you read the job description in full before you start applying.

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