Use of CoverLetterCoach
How does CoverLetterCoach work?
Easy as pie! Sign in to your CoverLetterCoach account and select a cover letter template from our exclusive database. Complete the contact information and main body of the letter, using our expert cover letter builder guide and practical examples. Finally, download your polished cover letter and start applying to find your ideal job. Get your professional cover letter ready to accompany your winning resume online in just a few minutes.
Where can I find my cover letter to edit?
When you sign in to your account, you’ll be able to click on your latest cover letter, view all (if you have more than one) or create a new cover letter straight from your dashboard. By clicking on the cover letter you want to modify, you’ll be taken to the online editor where you can click on each section to make amendments as necessary.
Where can I find the cover letter templates?
When you log in to your account and click on your cover letters, you’ll be taken to the cover letter editor when you can choose from any of the exclusive HR-approved cover letter templates.
How long does it take to make my cover letter with CoverLetterCoach?
Just minutes! Get your professional cover letter written and ready to go in under 30 minutes with our easy-to-use, intuitive online cover letter builder with easy steps to follow and expert tips to help create the best, customized cover letter for your needs.
Can I change my cover letter template?
Yes, you can change the template for the cover letter you’re working on at that moment by clicking on the different templates available within the editor, or you can make a new cover letter and choose a different template to begin with. TOP TIP - Remember to match your cover letter template with your resume template for consistency in each job application.
How can I download my cover letter?
Once you’ve completed all the relevant parts of your cover letter and you’re satisfied with the finished product, simply click on the ‘Download your cover letter’ button in the editor. This will give you the option of downloading your cover letter in TXT or PDF format. You can download as many cover letters as you need as many times as you need while you’re subscribed to CoverLetterCoach.
Can I make a cover letter for any kind of job on CoverLetterCoach.com?
Yes, you can create a cover letter for any profession and industry using the CoverLetterCoach builder. There are expert examples and tips available, in our cover letter guides and through the online editor, to help you build a cover letter highlighting your best assets whether you’re writing your first student cover letter or applying for an executive-level job.
Accounts, Plans, and Subscriptions
I can’t access my account, what do I do?
Double check your password and username or email are correct and if everything seems in order, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so our friendly advisors can help you find a solution!
What plans are available?
CoverLetterCoach offers different subscription plans for our users. Each plan allows users to access the necessary tools available on our online career coaching platform that best suit their needs.Jobseekers can select the between basic and unlimited subscriptions which offer different payment plans and levels of access to the CoverLetterCoach functions. Users can upgrade or unsubscribe at any point through their account easily and quickly.
How do I upgrade my CoverLetterCoach access?
If you’re looking for a premium service, look no further than our CoverLetterCoach Unlimited plans. Simply, log in to your account and access your Profile through the settings icon on your dashboard. Click to see your current Subscription and here you can choose from the different plans available in order to upgrade.
How can I cancel my subscription?
If you have finished using CoverletterCoach for the time being, you are more than welcome to cancel your subscription by logging into your account and clicking on the menu in the upper right corner to go to your account settings. Once there, you need to click on "Manage my account", where you will find the link to unsubscribe. You can also follow our step-by-step guide at https://www.coverlettercoach.com/unsubscribe/
How do I delete my account?
If you choose to unsubscribe from CoverLetterCoach you will no longer be able to download your cover letters but you will be able to view and edit them within your profile. If you wish to regain access to the downloading service, you will need to re-subscribe. If you wish to completely remove yourself from CoverLetterCoach’s online platform, you should send an email to email@example.com indicating your desire to do so and the email address associated to your account so that our advisors can delete your information.
How to create an effective cover letter with CoverLetterCoach
What format should a cover letter have?
Every cover letter should include the following aspects: contact details of the recipient and sender, a formal greeting, 2 or 3 paragraphs for the main body of the letter and a formal closing with the sender’s signature. Cover letters should always be tailored to the needs of the vacancy and the applicant. Check out our guide to formatting a cover letter for more advice on how to structure a winning cover letter.
Do I need a design for my cover letter?
The ideal cover letter design is the one that best accompanies your resume design and any other documents you may be sending with your job application such as portfolios, references, etc. It is not compulsory to have a creative or original design for your cover letter, it is better to make sure it is easy-to-read and clear for the hiring manager. But if, for example, you have used a header on your resume, it is best to be consistent and use this same header for your cover letter.
To whom do I address a cover letter?
Often a confusing point for candidates when they first write a cover letter, but fear not, take a look at our guide on how to address a cover letter to find out the best ways of catching the hiring manager’s attention right from the very start.
What should I include in a cover letter?
A cover letter should be tailored to the specific vacancy the candidate is applying to. This means each individual letter could be oriented toward different information. More details about what to include in cover letters can be found in our guide to cover letter templates. However, generally speaking, cover letters should highlight relevant achievements of the jobseeker that have allowed them, in previous experience, to fulfill the duties required by the role. The cover letter is not supposed to be a repetition of the resume nor should it talk the recruiter through the candidate’s work experience. Using the vacancy ad, cover letters should sell the applicant’s profile to recruiters by bringing attention to accomplishments with numerical examples, skills, and expertise that demonstrate the person’s suitability for the role.
How long should a cover letter be?
A cover letter should generally be no longer than 1 Letter size page. There are exceptions for professionals with longer work experience or for academics who include more information about publications, portfolios, theses, etc., however, the general rule should be to avoid extensive cover letters of more than 1 page.
Job Search Questions
Why do I need a cover letter if I already have a resume?
It is essential to include a cover letter with your job application if you want to make a lasting impression on the recruiter. Every day, hiring managers receive hundreds of resumes and the best way to make your application stand out is by including a convincing cover letter. There are also some companies who do not accept applications for vacancies without a cover letter so your resume could be sent to the trash without a second look if it’s not accompanied by a professional cover letter.
Do I need multiple cover letters like resumes?
Yes, candidates should always create one cover letter for each job application. Similarly to resumes, your cover letter needs to be tailored to the vacancy, which means selecting the right experience, achievements, skills, and keywords to use for the specific role on offer. There is nothing worse for a recruiter than receiving a generic cover letter that has been sent to dozens of employers without any consideration for the recipient and the position available.
If the job vacancy doesn’t request a cover letter, should I include one?
Yes, despite not requesting a cover letter as part of the job application process, serious jobseekers should always include a customized cover letter as part of their application in order to bring attention to their professional profile and explain to recruiters how they can be an asset to the company.