Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad
by Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert

Did you find the perfect job through an advertisement? Before you whisk off your resume and cover letter, study the ad and determine how your qualifications match the employer’s requirements. Armed with this information, you can craft a cover letter positioning yourself as the ideal candidate.

For example, look at this sample job ad (you can click to zoom in):

Sample job ad

Here’s the cover letter that the job seeker customized based on the position requirements (click to zoom):

Response to a job advertisement

This article was written by Kim Isaacs, director of and author of The Career Change Resume book. Visit to learn more about resume services to jump-start your career.

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