Job Search Tip:
Do you send out the same cover letter with every job application? Avoid doing that! Instead keep several pre-made versions handy, with each one containing a job title that you are looking to get. Within each of those variants of the cover letter, tailor the content specifically for that job title. Insert a bracketed phrase like [CompanyName] where you would want to place the name of the employer (for jobs where you know the name of the company) and compose the wording around it so that you can leave it out if the name of the company is not provided in the job listing. You can create other similar bracketed clauses for the variable parts of the cover letter document so that you can quickly substitute the text and thus create one when you find a job that you want to apply for. If you are using a staffing agency or a temporary agency to conduct your job search, they will take care of the cover letter with their own version of it, and it will be customized based on your background and best qualifications for the job.