Tips for creating an outstanding cover letter

07/26/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Job seekers should use three bullet points in a cover letter to highlight how their skills fit with a specific job description, career blogger Rebecca Thorman writes in this post. The format will show that a candidate has researched the position and knows how to bring value to the job, Thorman writes. Also, they should find someone through LinkedIn who works at the target organization and mention them in the letter. "[M]ake sure that your cover letter makes the person who told you about the position proud," she advises.

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