Start your cover letter with a strong opening You want your cover letter introduction to stick out for the right reasons, and to reflect your application in the best possible light. The hiring manager does not have time to sit down and read a memoir, they may only have a few short minutes to review your application in its entirety.
For example, the tone of your letter for a legal consulting firm will likely differ from a tech startup.
Although a cover letter is brief, a good one packs a punch. Telling compelling stories from your career will make your cover letter unique and memorable for whoever reads it. So how can you still put yourself forward as a good candidate without experience? Your cover letter needs to provide this information and leave the reader convinced that you are the right person for the job.
Would you feel the same way if you showed up at the start line for the half marathon you signed up for with those same heels on?