*** Hiring Update
Within just a few days we’ve been quickly overwhelmed with resumes. I’m extremely humbled by all of you who consider BookEnds a place you’re interested in working.
Over the next few days we’ll be reviewing your letters and resumes and scheduling interviews. Ideally I’d like to make a decision by Valentine’s Day. Maybe sooner. We will be sending out a reply to all resumes. You won’t be left hanging.
In the meantime, I’m going to leave the information below on writing a strong cover letter. The more I read the more I realize the importance of this, of letting your personality shine through and making yourself stand out.
Thank you again for entrusting me with your application. I do look forward to reading them all.
How to Impress with Your Cover Letter
What looking for a job, your presentation makes all the difference. Just like when I read queries, I am making my first judgement on your cover letter, which should be in the body of the email.
Tell me why I should hire you, what you’ll bring to the job, and why you are interested in BookEnds. I want to know in that letter what makes you stand out from the pack. I already have 20 resumes sitting in my queue. Why should I interview you?
I’m looking for a lot of things in an assistant and how you present yourself shows a lot about whether you’re a self-starter, organized, efficient, and a good fit at BookEnds.
Lastly, in full-disclosure, I am looking most closely at applicants from marginalized communities.