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Old 07-12-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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I've always wondered this and I thought I'd ask you guys. Please see below parts of the job description. All of the things they ask about are very qualitative. Do I address these in the cover letter? Besides this, the job description lists the type of degree required and two pieces of software. I just don't understand what this is for. If you need a job, of course you'll say (or think) that you have all these things, but how does the company know?

Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects
Strong follow-through on all projects; ability to bring projects to timely completion
Ability to perform tasks with reasonable independence
Ability to quickly grasp new concepts
Strong problem-solving skills
Detail-oriented; strong organizational, analytical and PC skills
Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I would address some of them in your cover letter providing examples.

"I have demostrated the ability to work multiple projects when working with company XYZ. During this time I was tasked with spearheading three projects, all that had a significant impact on the company's bottom line. I handled it by...."

Something of the sort.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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The best way to send your cover letter is to always add a couple of :BUZZ: words from their ad. It gets their attention, if you want to and can do the job, you may call it typing in your cover letter, but they call it, "data entry" so change it, you will get better results.
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