How to Write a Kick-ass Cover Letter

Davis Jones, Co-founder of Eazl

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Welcome to the Course: Outline and Logistics

    • Designing Your Cover Letter Strategy

    • Hack: How to Mass Customize Your Cover Letter

    • Use the SIS System to Decode Organizational Cultures

    • SideBYSide: Writing a Cover Letter that Makes the Difference

    • Let's Wrap!


About This Class


Make Your Cover Letter Meaningful

You've got a few paragraphs to communicate to someone that you're a good fit for the job. Where do you start? Should the letter be personal or professional? This course will be your guide to writing a fantastic cover letter. You'll learn:

  • How to calibrate your cover letter approach using the Application Barriers Checklist
  • How to make your cover letters mass-customizable 
  • How to decode industrial cultures and write with a strategic level of formality
  • ...and everything else you need to write a kick-ass cover letter

A couple of course notes:

  1. You'll find a suite of downloads, including cover letter templates, cover letter samples, and complimentary guides in the Project section of the course.
  2. You're invited to the private Eazl Career Lounge on Facebook. This is a safe, private, moderated community where you can ask for feedback about anything related to your career. 
  3. We recommend that you watch this course in HD with headphones. Enjoy!

Related Courses: This course is a great compliment to our Resume/CV writing, Interview Hacking, and LinkedIn® Profile building courses.


Check out some of our other courses on career and entrepreneurship:
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Eazl's Easy MBA Series (6 part series on learning how to lead)
Eazl's Growth Hacking Toolkit (12 part series on growth hacking with digital marketing)
Grow Your Business: Plan Your 12-Month Growth Strategy with Andy Angelos
Google Analytics for Beginners with Reva Minkoff
Freelancing: Launch a Creative Writing, Web Design, Photography, or Digital Marketing Business
(Just Legalized in the US!) Crowdfund Investing 101: Learn the Basics of Equity Crowdfunding
Resume/CV Writing: Create Your Own $1500 Resume and Build Your Business Writing Skills
Interview Hacking: Learn to Speak Confidently, Hone Your Messages, and Get Better Job Search Results
LinkedIn Profile Awesomeness: Learn Personal Branding, Visual Communication, and LinkedIn Strategies

77 of 80 students recommendSee All

Straight to the point, practical, and actionable. Definitely worth the very small time commitment to improve your cover letter immediately.
Very practical. Worth the watch. Nice tool to pinpoint research about companies you may apply to.
Quick, practical and useful
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Davis Jones

Co-founder of Eazl

Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed career acceleration platform based in San Francisco. Prior to starting Eazl, Mr. Jones was a professional recruiter (or “headhunter”) with Robert Half International, the publicly-traded recruiting and staffing firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues that operates in countries around the globe. Mr. Jones worked in the San Francisco market, where he identified, recruited, and placed top talent with well-known firms like Wells Fargo, Western Digital, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and with many small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, wineries, real estate development firms, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a technology consultancy serving institutional clients like the World Bank, the US State Department, and the governments of Mexico, Italy, and Canada.

In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his work with international students entering the job market. Mr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University and an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist.