Most job seekers know that cover letters are essential when applying for full-time jobs. When it comes to part-time employment, however, a large number of job seekers take a more casual approach to the whole process. Making this mistake can block you from finding the perfect part-time job because employers will feel like you aren’t taking the process seriously.
It is tempting to approach part-time jobs with a different mindset. Yet with the economy tight, the competition for part-time work can be just as fierce as the competition for a full-time position. In fact, quality part-time work can be even more sought after than full-time jobs, making it critically important to bring the same professionalism of a full-time job hunt to a quest for part-time employment.
This means that every time you apply for a part-time job, you need to go through the same process that you would for a full-time position. Every application must be accompanied by a cover letter that explains why you are looking for the position and why you are exactly what the company needs.
The reasons the job would be convenient for you and your family are less important, although many part-time job seekers focus on these elements. The hard truth is that the employers don’t care about those things, especially during the job hunt phase. They only want to know how you can meet their needs.
A simple unaccompanied resume won’t do the trick. Only cover letters can give the additional information and selling points to make employers give you a second look. Thus, even for part-time positions and more casual employment situations, you can not neglect the cover letter.
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