11 Hiring Managers Reveal The Top Cover Letter Tips To Help You Land The Job

Nailing a cover letter has always remained a mystery for most job hunters, myself included. A simple Google search will tell you to outline your objective, stick to the relevant details and keep it brief.

Beyond that, how do you really connect with a potential employer through a cold, impersonal email? That's what Reddit user specfreader had to know, prompting him/her to jump on AskReddit and pose this pertinent question:

Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?

Twelve hours and 137 comments later, the results are in. Here's how to perfect that cover letter and land the job of your dreams, according to the hiring managers of the Reddit community.

Follow those directions to a T.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

It always helps to actually have the experience HR is looking for.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

Show you have a personality... Or at least the ability to write a sentence.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

It never hurts to have a proofreader help you out either.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

One size never fits all.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

Make the hiring manager's job easy and he or she will do the same for you.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

You never know when being obnoxious might actually pay off.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

Give me the stats, baby.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

Like a first date, show genuine interest.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.

According to Maclamond, face time is what really counts.

Ultimately, landing the cover letter is only the beginning. Getting that interview is when the real work begins.

Comment from discussion [Serious] Hiring managers of reddit, what cover letters have made you want to hire people on the spot?.