T-Square Cover Letter creates Success

Create job search success with a T-Square Cover Letter.

I’ve read thousands of cover letters. Far too often they all read the same.

They usually go something like this – “I found your job listing on XYZ job board. I am very interested in your company. I feel that I am a qualified candidate. Blah, Blah, Blah. “

Then one day I found what I now know as a T-Square Cover Letter. Wow, this was far better and it made me stop and read the resume.

Why? Because the cover letter was way different than everyone else’s. The applicant quickly introduced himself. Mentioned that he spoke to one of my staff about the job and then in a table format (or numbered bullet points), told me how he was highly qualified for the position by addressing the top job requirements.  Look at this sample

Here are two good examples of a T-Square Cover Letters

T-Square Cover Letter #1 (PDF on DropBox)

T-Square Cover Letter #2 (PDF on DropBox)

Here is another example of a T-Square Cover Letter Sample:

Mr. Willia Hireme
Recruiting Manager
XYZ Corporation
Kansas City, Mo 24109

Dear Mr. Hireme,
I talked with Steve Floormngr today and during our conversation he told me about the Marketing Manager position that is open at XYZ Corporation.  I spent some time reviewing your corporate website and my interest in the position and company increased significantly.

Please accept this cover letter and resume as my application to the Marketing Manager position. I believe the combination of my education, previous marketing experience and social media skills make me an ideal candidate for the position.

Here are the top position requirements from your job description and what I can bring to XYZ Corporation:

  1. Past retail experience – I have 3 years of retail marketing experience in a $65M company
  2. 2 years of developing product marketing plans – I have created marketing plans for numerous and varied product types and received accolades from executive management, business development and national marketing associations for my work
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills – I am an experienced Toastmaster, avid blogger and author.
  4. Exceptional Project management Skills – Over the past 5 years I have taken Six Sigma and PMP courses to enhance my project management skills.

I hope that you will be able to review my resume further to see the other skills, talents, experiences and accomplishments that I have which are relevant to the requirements of your Marketing Manager position.

I will contact you within a week to ensure you have received all the necessary materials and to discuss our next step. Please feel free to contact me at 336-555-1212 or via e-mail at NCWiseman@TeddyBurriss.com if you would like further information.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Enclosures: Resume and Transcripts


There is value in a T-Square Cover Letter, but only if you have the skills, expertise, talent and experiences that the job requires. If not, don’t apply for the job, PERIOD.

I hope that you see the value of a T-Square Cover letter and that it makes sense to you. It sure does for me and my recruiter and hiring manager friends.

Bonus Suggestion – Save your T-Square Cover Letter as page one of your resume. Save both documents as a single PDF. This way when you send your documents to a recruiter or hiring manager, they only need to open one file. Make it easier for them to see all your stuff.

Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.

1 thought on “T-Square Cover Letter creates Success

  1. Hi NCWiseman (Alias TB) –
    I have been working with DB and the PIT Support group and hope to attend one of your seminars on learning how to use Linked-In to network and how to network and how to find a new job.

    My question is – should a T-square letter be short and just include three or four match ups between company requirements and candidate’s qualifications? Should the letter be one side only at most?

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