The Secret behind getting your Resume opened by a Recruiter
It is the ‘PITCH LETTER which engages the recruiter and motivates him/her to open your Resume.
Introducing yourself well sets the stage for a professional conversation, whether that’s at a networking event, with a colleague or at the beginning of an interview. One tool many people use to make introductions simple and effective is the pitch letter.
What is Pitch Letter?
A pitch letter is a quick summary of yourself.
A pitch letter will be useful to have ready throughout the interview process as it is typically a great icebreaker to start a conversation. From phone screen to in-person interview, you’ll be asked to provide a summary of who you are, your background and what you want from your next job.
Difference between a cover letter and a pitch letter
Do you want to know how to write the best pitch letter and not a cover letter?
- General language not customized to recruiters merely stating to find your Resume attached in the mail.
- Does not stand out and engage.
- Experience and background oriented.
- Does not engage due to general paragraph-oriented content.
- Recruiter might not be tempted to open your Resume.
- Customized (addresses hiring manager by name), engaging start, impactful tabular format addressing the pain points of the job and matching your achievements presenting you as a solution provider.
- Immediately catches the attention of the recruiter as the format and content is unique.
- Demonstrable achievement oriented and finds connect with the hiring manager.
- Saves the recruiter’s time due to its focused and unique presentation. Crisp, short and to the point.
- Recruiter will be very motivated to open and go through your Resume.
Why a pitch letter works?
- Focuses on pain points of the job
- Is short and effective
- Attracts attention because it offers a solution
- Addresses the hiring manager by name
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