A Cover Letter is a Confidence Letter

A Cover Letter is a Confidence Letter

by Michael Feeley June 24, 2024


One thing we talk about in career coaching is the importance of having a solid and engaging Cover Letter to send with your resume when applying for a job.

Cover letters have value. Some people want them, and others could care less. But be ready to write one when applying for a job. Three to five paragraphs and 250 to 400 words are standard practice. Yes. 98% of the time, you should include a cover letter.

Writing about yourself and your worth is a big step. People often dislike creating a sincere cover letter because they don’t feel comfortable praising themselves—it’s time to get over this block. You’re up for telling the truth about your skills and experience.

A cover letter serves a specific purpose in a job application. It’s a tool to explain why you’re the right fit for the job and showcase your qualifications. Understanding this is key to changing your perspective on cover letters and inspiring and motivating the reader to give you an interview.

Writing a cover letter is an opportunity to shine. It’s your chance to grab the reader’s attention, step out, and demonstrate your full confidence and enthusiasm for the job and the company. If you don’t feel that burn and fire, then don’t go forward. It’s a sign that the job may not be the right fit for you. Without a genuine impelling desire, it’s a disservice to both you and the employer to proceed with the application.

You want to be strong inside as you work on what I like to call your ‘Confidence Letter.’ Be crystal clear about your goal in writing and applying for the position as you express the mighty facts about yourself and what you offer.

Left and right brain. Logic and emotion. Feelings and facts. Scientific data and passion are what you’re after sharing in your Confidence Letter.


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Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

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