Good Jobs Report #23

Remote and Boise-area marketing, design, CX, software dev jobs from Vynyl, Drake Cooper, Kount, ICCU, Saalt, Figma, Mighty Networks, and more

Should I include a cover letter?

“Nobody reads them.”

“They all say the same thing.”

9 out of 10 cover letters suck.

Most are cookie cutter nothingburgers that look like a lot, but don’t say much of anything.

So should you write one?

Yes, but it has got to be good.

Some tips for writing a good cover letter:

  1. Research the company and the people that work there. Look at their website and LinkedIn company page. See if you can find the hiring manager or the head of the department you would be working for. Maybe they grew up in the same town you grew up in. Boom, connection!

  2. Have a good reason for wanting to work there. Just saying “for the money” is true, but it’s not going to leave any lasting memories inside the interviewer’s head.

  3. Delete your cover letter template. If you really want the job, start from scratch each time. Tell a story. Show you’ve done your research on the company (See #1). Speak to the reasons you want to work there (See #2, [don’t say money!]) and how your strengths could benefit the business. Make it unique and personal. Write something a hiring manager would want to read after wading through a sea of .pdf form letters.

Onward,

Loren Morris

P.S. 👇


DEV

Interactive React Developer at Drake Cooper

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise

Software Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

C# Emphasis
Type: Full-time
Location: Boise

Senior Dev Ops Engineer at Truckstop.com

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise

Senior Full Stack Ruby Developer at Vynyl

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise or remote

Software Engineer at Figma

Type: Full-time
Location: Remote or San Francisco, CA or New York City, NY


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DESIGN, RESEARCH, & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Project Manager Onboarding & Implementation at Kount

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise

Staff UX Writer at Coinbase

Type: Full-time
Location: Remote or San Francisco, CA

Product Designer at Mighty Networks

Type: Full-time
Location: Remote

Senior UX Researcher at Usertesting.com

Type: Full-time
Location: Remote

From last week: Agile Project Manager at Balsam Brands

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise


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SALES, CX, & MARKETING

Contact Center Agent at Idaho Central Credit Union

Type: Full-time
Location: Meridian

Content Operations Leader at Intuit

Type: Full-time
Location: Eagle or Tuscon, AZ or Edmonton, Canada

Account Coordinator at Drake Cooper

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise

Brand Representative at Saalt

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise

Program Marketing Manager at ClickBank

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise


OTHER

Production Assistant at Scentsy

Location: Meridian

Accounting Representative at Jitasa

Type: Full-time
Location: Boise