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How to Write a Cover Letter

January 14, 2020


98 Comments

  • Reply Joe Estepa March 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    nice video. i like the burger w/o a bun analogy

  • Reply Juanc4rl0s July 2, 2008 at 8:08 am

    The only reason why companies love to see a cover letter is to see that u actually took the time to do it which shows them that u r serious about the job or w/e ur doing a cover letter for!!

  • Reply efox5 July 20, 2008 at 12:53 am

    so f funny and useful!

  • Reply VINTONGFX December 8, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    funny!

  • Reply lyaskoff January 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    the computer is not a mechanical device lol.

  • Reply ckl March 18, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    i have enclosed a fish i caught myself!

  • Reply unholymist April 26, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    lmao. nice joke xD

  • Reply timluns May 17, 2009 at 4:14 am

    webizads is a cool company they build video resumes post them on their site and send you the link you can send to employers for fifty bucks

  • Reply Rudeinfw May 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    hand written cover letters are unique. being unique in a pool of the same is a good thing.

  • Reply dfcurran June 4, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Funny and well made. I disagree about sending anything online. Way to easy for an email to be ignored.

  • Reply Jermaine Miller June 6, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    hand written cover letter? might as well hand write your resume while you're at it.

    that's not a good idea. Thank you letters? yeah that's appropriate.

  • Reply damaged2 June 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Is a long cover letter a bad idea? By long I mean very informative or wordy…it's supposed to get you to the interview, right?

  • Reply hyderabadi11 June 25, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    burger without a bun lol
    the turquoise t shirt guy is quite comfortable with the camera and the fish lol 😀

  • Reply arev August 22, 2009 at 6:50 am

    he is NOT putting that fish in that envelope. LOL)))))

  • Reply Ocelot September 1, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    LOL @ the inclusion of the fish!

  • Reply Mandi Shep September 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Damn that was better than like 9 expert village vids.

  • Reply pbhello September 17, 2009 at 12:59 am

    wicked funny!!! I never thought of puttiing a fish in a cover letter envelope, will do next time! Thanks for your help

  • Reply Swarovski Memories September 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    ya, i heart howcast 😉

  • Reply youlosez December 8, 2009 at 4:32 am

    You can't get a job with the name of Pud. ultimate worm-cho!

  • Reply rickarack January 18, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    cool video

  • Reply DannyzPlay January 19, 2010 at 4:46 am

    exactly this was very helpful and straight to the point.

  • Reply ditbot January 23, 2010 at 1:50 am

    This really helped! Thanks a lot Pud!

  • Reply holyfuck444 January 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Lmao why's he in jail ?! This was helpful…I think the 8 seconds thing is a bit scary and ridiculous though, if you need to hire someone take the time out to study the crap.

  • Reply Visions Views May 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    love it, haha

  • Reply happy04chic June 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    awww, that was really cute. I like the music and the fish at the end. ^^

  • Reply rambam77 June 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Not sure about your 'friend'

  • Reply jacubio June 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    "i have enclosed a fish i caught myself" hahahah

  • Reply TheNickloyd July 11, 2010 at 7:01 am

    nice friend

  • Reply skatergod32 July 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Thumbs up if you realized that Subscribing to Howcast was extremely pointless.

  • Reply myril12 July 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    hahahah

  • Reply Cambaudio August 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I like how his friend is a jailbird lol.

  • Reply Joseph Barney August 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Ummm bad example. I eat burgers without the bun. I'm sorta allergic to bread. Except for beer.

  • Reply ElveeKaye September 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    What if I am just putting out resumes to as many places as possible in hopes of snagging a job? I don't know what to write for the part about "how you found out about the job," since there isn't actually a specific job opening yet. I have a great resume and no cover letter to go with it.

  • Reply Kosovo Report December 24, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    at 1:47 his friend is in jail

  • Reply Rokyn December 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Why am I even watching this?

  • Reply JPL January 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Dude in jail is too funny!! lol

  • Reply martin_e January 19, 2011 at 9:16 am

    @optimusralph Nope… I'm not looking for a job… I just want to know where the guy got the fish!

  • Reply aiHomu January 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    How would even the employer know if he was really the one that caught the fish? lol

  • Reply bolojr January 27, 2011 at 4:20 am

    @martinaee you replied to the wrong comment

  • Reply Margot Carr January 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    …hilarious. <3

  • Reply hugh jass February 7, 2011 at 7:34 am

    lol its funny

  • Reply damaged2 February 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

    @jreily88 What do you mean? Where?

  • Reply Daniel Finglas March 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    That helped a lot!! thanks 🙂

  • Reply Graduate Coach March 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    @jreily88 Good point. It is also the case with many businesses today that they will run an automated check on CV's so any spelling or grammar mistakes could cost you the job before they have read your CV.

  • Reply NakaMina March 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    My careers teacher showed this vid to our class yesterday 🙂

  • Reply SaviorSixtySix March 24, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Actually, I'm gluten free… So I can't have a bun with a burger.

  • Reply AJ Vlogs April 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    he send a prisoner to check his writing?!?!?!

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  • Reply Kona Kevins July 13, 2011 at 9:40 am

    This cover letter has many flaws in it.

  • Reply No July 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    wow he really did enclose that fish
    >.<

  • Reply yoshicam112 September 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

    I guess his friend was JAIL BAIT!! heh heh… get it? cause of the fish and his friend was in jail… never mind…

    u____u

  • Reply tim September 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Why can't I just fill out an application?

  • Reply Anerdi1 October 2, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Thank You!!!!

  • Reply dmack4142 October 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    haha a fish, brilliant

  • Reply Chris Emerson October 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I want to be a fish worker.

  • Reply Attiladesigner22 October 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    "the avergae cover letter is in an employer's hands for 8 seconds"…. considering my failing at jobs they must'ev been half a second they opened it, closed it and gone back on facebook…..

  • Reply dxterz November 3, 2011 at 12:20 am

    @forkane69 now 198,147 people are looking for a job ..Video check video counter XD

  • Reply Nicola Ferrier November 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

    "i have enclosed a fish i caught myself" HA

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  • Reply oOoJonnyoOo November 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    this helped me fuck all!!!

  • Reply futuredeath December 28, 2011 at 1:05 am

    why is his friend in jail lmao

  • Reply agofficial1 January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Still need help

  • Reply cryjesuscry February 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    It's getting so bad in this fucking trash heap that even some fast food jobs are making you write cover letters now…

  • Reply phendformyself February 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    @axfndi62 Uh.., wouldn't that make them straight?

  • Reply xempt. one March 1, 2012 at 4:48 am

    this is a horrible video…it does not help me one bit..im trying to apply for a job in a single store business not some big fast food chain..its like 2 guys that work there

  • Reply Check Mate March 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    no pencil? got it

  • Reply Kenza March 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    alright i learnt smt: you have to make your point clear in 8 seconds!
    but what if you want to work at a pet store and tou have no job experience nor experience handling animals?

  • Reply 21390029 April 16, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Really helpful. Plus the guy on the vid reminds me of me. From Los Angeles CA.

  • Reply daddydouche April 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    its really a nice way to deliver the message keeping it fun and interesting…. good job…. 🙂

  • Reply Alex G May 3, 2012 at 3:16 am

    hahahahah

  • Reply Montegoman66 May 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks Pud! XD

  • Reply Gabrielle Gauvin May 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    This is awkward but I'm gluten intolerant so I eat burgers without buns all the time……

  • Reply DaSquireKing May 29, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Like if this is the last day before your interview

  • Reply iSashaa May 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    im here for my exam -__-

  • Reply Girl Power June 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    What if you never worked before? No experience in work.

  • Reply TopEkeyo HD June 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Sucks

  • Reply Juan June 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    OMG look at his package at 0:07

  • Reply XxCQOTDxX July 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    that guys name is seriously Pud??

  • Reply wingersx July 28, 2012 at 1:17 am

    good tips n funny stuff dude

  • Reply iiDefied August 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    If you went to school, talk about the things you studied at school and how they relate to the qualifications that the job you're applying for requires.

  • Reply fierylava12 August 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    No wonder I wasn't getting a job!

  • Reply Vickie Moyo August 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

    "Please find enclosed a fish l caught myself" lol funny and informative nice work!!!!

  • Reply Harris Alterman October 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    epic video resume: /watch?v=b1vVXk4Y19U

  • Reply Miriam Ndlovu October 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Pud W. Samson

  • Reply Jack Y October 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I followed all the instructions exactly yet I didn't get the job. Is it because I called my employer Ms. Kaestner, or was it because I mailed him a fish?

  • Reply karina lucero January 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    To hard

  • Reply taylor haley January 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    then if you ever wanna higher… higher me !!

  • Reply JON H April 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    its hire.. lmao good luck getting highered,

  • Reply anditchangedmylife April 21, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I guess I should have paid attention that day we did cover letters and resumes in grade 10 planning class.

  • Reply Nick Gaudio May 1, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Hoopeston, Il. That's like 20 minutes from where I live. Pretty small town..

  • Reply Ghiz binthuda June 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    8 seconds to read the letter ? It takes me 3 days to write it :s

  • Reply Constant Smile June 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    "Did you know that your letter will be in their hand for 8 seconds and that they won't give a shit about something you are desperately trying to perfect?" Gotta love the hiring process, am I right?!?

  • Reply CaptHayfever August 7, 2013 at 5:02 am

    How do I open a cover letter for a multi-purpose application aimed at 2 or 3 different positions at the same company?

  • Reply CaptHayfever August 7, 2013 at 5:05 am

    A lot of them nowadays are *only* accepting online submissions. They even warn applicants NOT to mail them any paper.

  • Reply wertq1111 October 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Anyone know the name of this song?

  • Reply Ajith Navaratne June 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

    This guy`s slow motion is so weird.  

  • Reply david rojas June 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Typewriter lol

  • Reply Jency Uma March 11, 2018 at 4:15 am

    how did write covering letter for fee committee pls send

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