Sometimes, the door to our success is the one we open for ourselves. Standing out from the crowd by working smarter – not harder – at applying for jobs can do the trick. It’s time to clean out the stale job-hunting tactics that aren’t producing results. Rewriting your cover letter can give you an edge. Write a hard-hitting opening line
Your cover letter should really be called your sales letter. Your opening line – for example: With over 10 years of profit-driven project management expertise… – should address the company’s need for a bottom-line driven project manager, share your years of experience and hit the job title. Now you’ve scored three big points in the first line alone.