Cover letters are all about first impressions; whether they are good or bad, they last. This is why the development of your education cover letter is critical to your job search – it is used as your first introduction to a potential school district. Below are articles we have written on cover letter (letter of introduction) writing tips, that have appeared in our free bi-weekly newsletter. We hope you will find the information useful. If there is anything we can do to make your cover letter stand out please contact Candace by clicking here or call toll-free 1-877-738-8052. Check out the other free help sections: Resumes 101, Interview Help 101, Teachers' Philosophy of Education 101, Education Job Search 101, and Teacher Career Change 101.
How to Structure Your Teacher Cover Letter - Writing a attention-grabbing teacher cover letter to accompany your resume can be a frustrating and tricky business. The temptation to opt out completely is one that should be dismissed! Failing to include a cover letter can look as though you’re just not putting in the effort, but it can...
Cover Letters - Make an Excellent First Impression - Writing an excellent cover letter is important in any profession! If you're about to apply for a teaching job and are struggling with your cover letter, here are some hints to help get you started.
A Teacher Cover Letter is Critical - When applying for a teaching job, many people wonder whether a cover letter is really necessary; they often ask the questions: why can’t I just post or email my resume or application form and let it speak for itself? Won’t a cover letter just be repeating...
General Cover Letters Vs. Specific Cover Letters - When job-hunting it is quite common that a job seeker will apply to more than one school and position. However, sometimes a person is looking to transition into one specific career or desired organization. If you are looking to send out your resume more than once, it may be a good idea to...
Teacher Cover Letters That Get Noticed - Your resume is the central part of your job search; however, a strong cover letter will provide you with a chance to elaborate beyond your resume, and focus the district's attention on...
Four Cover Letter Writing Tips You Don't Want to Forget - A cover letter is a crucial document that can enhance a candidates chances during their job search. If it is designed in the manner that meets the needs of the school district, then the letter will motivate the reader to...
Is Your Cover Letter Generating the Response You Want? - The way your cover letter is written will directly affect the message it delivers - make sure it's the right one. Don't be like the majority of the job seekers who...
Send a Thank You Letter - Don't Underestimate it's Value - Perfect, your cover letter and resume secured an interview - the interview went brilliantly. You're confident they are interested in you. Now, you just have to wait for the offer, right? ... WRONG.
Writing an A+ Letter of Introduction / Cover Letter that Shows Passion! - Getting your resume read is the first step towards securing a great teaching position. While your resume needs to be strong and well written you also need a perfect cover letter or letter of introduction to...
Why do you need a cover letter when you have a resume?
Simple. Using a cover letter, if it is prepared correctly, will dramatically increase your chance of securing an interview. You see, cover letters are marketing tools and they capture interest – enough to get an interviewer to review your resume. Rather than being ignored, your resume becomes the highlight!
Keep this in Mind
It is important to understand that your resume and cover letter are the ONLY thing representing you in your absence. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page. The letter should "plant the seed" that creates interest in the reader. It should maintain an "upbeat" pace, by making the information exciting – it helps to use vivid language. Let your personality shine through, as this is an advertisement about you, no one else. What ever you do, don't make a canned letter – it shows you don't have the time or interest to make it unique. This is something that we can help you with.
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