Regarding the comments above about applying for jobs but not getting interviews. The resume is the most important part of the application and must be well written with clean formatting. Recruiters and HR Managers want to get to the point of where have you been working, for how long and what have you accomplished? Also, you may want to tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you are applying to so that it shows to be a good match for the job. Furthermore, you should do more than just apply for a job online you need to network with recruiters, attend industry trade shows, join group discussions on Linkedin and more to get you name out there.
I am having a problem trying to get my cover letter going. I am applying for a job that I am under-qualified for according to their “success profile.” I do know that this position do not really need a science degree (it is just preferred) but they did put it down there. Besides, it is actually a trainee position where I will be in training for 3-4 years. Anyhow, I do not know how to bring it up and I feel that in this case it is vital that I have a cover letter to explain why I am a suitable candidate. I don’t want the hiring manager to just throw my resume out without giving me at least a chance. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.