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Tips for Using Keywords in Your Cover Letters

By September 1, 2013

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Cover Letter KeywordsHow's your cover letter going to get noticed by hiring managers? You will need it, and your resume, to get noticed by both the recruiting management software many companies use to screen candidates for job openings and by the hiring manager who reads it, if makes it that far.

One really good way to get noticed on both fronts is to use keywords in your cover letters that match the job description of the position for which you're applying.

There are three different types of keywords that you should incorporate into your letters: skill words, results oriented words, and words which show recognition for achievements. Here's information on each type of keyword and how to use them in your cover letters.

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