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PS: A Cover Letter Secret that Grabs the Eyeballs!

PS: A Cover Letter Secret that Grabs the Eyeballs!

Cover letter should compel the recruiter to stop and read it.

Have you ever written a letter or email and after you signed off, suddenly realized you have one more thing to say? Or you wanted to remind your reader of something already stated? It’s easy to remedy. Just add a P.S. (short for postscript). This technique is also used when you want to emphasize the point that you want to make – a kind of the intended take away that you want the reader to leave with.

This powerful little addition is also an effective tool to use in your job search cover letters. Oftentimes the P.S. will be the first line to grab the hiring manager’s attention. These two letters of the alphabet strategically placed at the end of your cover letter can be more powerful than all the paragraphs that precede them.

Decide now to add a P.S. in the cover letterintentionally.

Why?

Because it’s impossible not to read it and it’s your chance to call your reader to action once again—namely to make an appointment with you for a job interview.

Saying Something Again in a New and Fresh Way in your cover letter

Add a bit of pizzazz to your cover letter by using the P.S. to restate what you’ve already said in a way that will attract attention, motivate action, and promote connection between you and the hiring manager. Here are two examples to follow. Use your own wording, of course, so your reminder is unique.

P.S. On June 10 I will follow up with a phone call to be sure you received my application. I look forward to meeting with you in person and interviewing for this position. Feel free to call me at 555-555-555.

P.S. Thank you for taking the time to read my cover letter. I honestly believe I’m the perfect fit for this position. I’d welcome the opportunity to schedule an interview at your convenience. Please call me at 555-555-5555.

P.S. Keep in mind that people will never skip a P.S. so be sure to include one in your next cover letter.

This article has been contributed here By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new Amazing Cover Letter Creator

Amazing cover letterJimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator. Jimmy is also the author of several career-related books and writes a monthly article titled, “Job-Search Secrets.” Visit Jimmy on the web at Amazing Cover Letters for your ‘instant’ cover letter today. In just 3 ½ minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!

Your turn to share your ideas about how to make cover letter compelling enough for the reader to take action. Specifically:

  1. Have you ever used P.S. intentionally or otherwise in your cover letters.
  2. Do you believe that the use of P.S. will increase the chances of the recruiter taking action as intended?
  3. What advice would you like to give to other readers?
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