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Six reasons to use cover letter software

Updated on September 18, 2014

If you are someone who agonizes over each letter you write to an employer, then cover letter software can help you gain a competitive advantage in today's job market. What exactly is coverletter software? It's a tool that can help you generate a professional letter in minutes without you having to do much typing or composing. In some programs you may just input some information, but in other you would select from a bank of words or phrases. I have used several of these packages and they are not half bad. I've even gotten job interviews from them so they are worth considering. Here are five reasons why.

Relief from writer's block

If you are one of these people who suffers from writer's block, then a cover letter builder program an get you unstuck. You can produce something that is way more enthusiastic and eloquent than you might have just sweating it out word by word. That will at least make you feel more confident.

Freedom from perfectionism

When it comes to writing cover letters, I've noticed that job seekers will spend hours and hours agonizing over every last word. A cover letter creator program can help automate the word-smithing and free the writer from sweat, struggle and anxiety.

Good use of your time

Aside from sweating over wording, people also sweat over grammar, spelling and punctuation.Good cover letter software will deliver a complete, correct letter in a matter of minutes, so you will make good use of your time. Now instead of spending hours picking away at your letter you can turn your attention to the business of job searching: contacting employers, and attending interviews. Since most of these programs are less than $50, you may find your investment pays for itself in a short time in the form of a job.

High reader focus

The cover letter software programs that I have used have been created by professional writers who have experience in copy writing. These people know how to sell through the written word! The programs can generate attention-getting phrases call to actions phrases that can result in more interviews. So, you can benefit from high impact writing that will speak to your reader and help better sell you.

Great if English is not your first language

If English is not your second language, a cover letter program can be a real plus! Awkward writing (a problem I see in the documents of many ESL writers) will short circuit your chances of getting an interview. The higher the level of the job, the more letter perfect your cover letter will have to be.

Flexible and versatile

You can easily input some of the requirements of a job add into a cover letter software program, not to mention your accomplishments. You are also not bound to the wording the programs spit out and you can tweak a bit here and get the document to sound just right, more like you. I personally change a few words here and there. One package I've tried is the One Click Cover letter creator, which is a worthwhile investment.

Would you use software to write a cover letter if it did a better job than you?

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