EXAMPLE OF A RECRUITER COVER LETTER TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO RECRUITING FIRMS (AKA HEADHUNTER FIRMS)
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Recruiter Cover Letter Project Brief
Recruiters are busy and will literally spend just seconds reviewing your resume and cover letter.
This example recruiter cover letter shows how your letter should get straight to the point.
Your recruiter cover letter should be written in a way that makes it extremely easy for the recruiter to quickly scan and come away with a clear understanding of your objective and your key qualifications. This way, they can quickly and easily match your experience and qualifications to the specifications of the positions they are trying to fill.
While your cover letter should still have a strong emphasis on accomplishments and results, it should also be very factual and concise. Using bullet points to call out key points is a good idea.
You should also make sure that you clearly communicate not only the type and level of position you are seeking, but also the industries in which you have experience and your geographic preferences.
This is the only situation in which we recommend revealing your salary expectations in your cover letter, as well. While you may have strategic reasons not to include it in the letter, eventually recruiters need this information in order to do their job. Ideally, you should list your salary preferences as a range. If you can avoid it, you should not reveal salary expectations to potential employers until you have been offered a job.
Make sure your contact information is up-to-date and prominent in the recruiter letter, to make it easy for the recruiter to call you.