I should have been writing my cover letters like this all along. I just didn't have the framework to build on. Now that I do, I can sit down and rewrite my "boilerplate" cover letter template -- I have a continually-evolving "stock" cover letter than I tailor for each job.
I should also look over my resume with these new revelations in mind, and revise the phrasing and presentation.
And now, the part where I solicit feedback.
An important part of getting hired, I hear, is to insure that your resume stands out, that something sets you apart from the crowd. Heretofore, I've just tried to create neat, legible resumes, using a clear typeface that faxes and copies well and a format that shows that I spent some time thinking about presentation.
I have, however, heard tales of people who got jobs because they used radically unconventional resume formats.
I'm considering the possibility of drafting a Frequently Asked Questions About EWD, and submitting that as a resume. The idea of an advertising brochure approach (What can EWD bring to YOUR Company?) has also crossed my mind.
So -- what do people think?
What's the best way to present a resume?