Most job seekers are aware that customizing your resume for a specific position is critical to boosting your chances of being called in for an interview – in fact, it’s so important that we created a tool to make that process easier. However, as important as it is to tailor your resume, it’s just as critical to take the time to adjust your cover letter for each application.
Like the iHire Resume Builder, our Cover Letter Generator takes what could be a time-consuming exercise and makes it incredibly simple. In just a few short minutes, you can customize our basic cover letter template with information highlighting the skills and experience you have that match the qualifications listed in the job posting.
To access iHire’s free cover letter builder, navigate to your portfolio from the “Resumes” tab at the top of your page. Click “Add” in the “My Cover Letters” section and select “Cover Letter Generator” to get started. You may also access the generator by applying to a job on one of iHire’s 50+ talent communities. From there, you’ll be prompted to attach your resume and include a cover letter. If you choose to add a cover letter to your application, you’ll see a button to “Open Cover Letter Generator.”
Once you’ve opened the Cover Letter Generator, the first step will be to fill out our brief questionnaire with some basic information regarding your career, job search objectives, skills, and achievements.
After you’ve provided the necessary information for your cover letter, click “Continue” and you’ll be shown a preview of your Cover Letter Generator draft. Here, you will be able to review the cover letter template and doublecheck all your information before finalizing the document and sending in your application. Or, save the cover letter to your Portfolio for later.
Our Cover Letter Builder can help take your application to the next level but completing your job application is just one step in the process. Don’t forget to follow up with the employer after about a week – this will provide an opportunity for you to confirm the organization received your materials and possibly speak with the hiring manager directly. And once you move to the next step in the hiring process, come back to iHire for help with interview preparation.