When writing a cover letter, are there any alternatives to the phrase "my background fits your needs specifically"?
In the cover letter podcast, Mark recommends that the opening include this phrase. What should I do when my background is tangential to (but definitely appropriate for) the vacancy advertised?
There are times when it would be more accurate to write "my background fits your needs implicitly" or "my background fits 80% of your needs". These variants are obviously much less powerful than the original.
I am hoping for an option that is more accurate, but retains the power of the first version.