Writing The Perfect Cover
Letter, Part 1
(Writing The Best Cover
Letters To Go With Your Resume)
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The Best Job!
Found the job that catches your eyes?
Have you checked the list of requirements and have everything they need? Then....now it’s time to start writing a resume and showcase yourself. Haven’t done a cover letter before? Following a few tips and tricks of the trade will have you an excellent cover letter written before you know it, and into that dream job you have always wanted. The basic problem people seem to have when job searching is to know ‘what to write on the cover letter, what to include and how much information you need to include in it’. You will more than likely fill out an application form with details and you do have your resume for submission then a list of references to submit. People often wonder what other information do they possibly need, do employers really require any more information about you. Here you need to know that you need to create relevancy with the job you are going to apply for. And cover letter is the best tool that serves the purpose.
Why do I need a cover letter?
Companies will ask for a cover letter to be attached to your resume. It’s all part of the job application process. It is the cover letter that can score you the job rather than how well your resume is set out. If you don’t include a cover letter you won’t even get to the job interview stage, your resume will get thrown in the trash. A cover letter is the key to a job interview and the weapon that can help you win this battle. Reasons why it is important, is because the cover letter is the first thing an employer will read so make it more relevant to the job you are seeking. If you cover letter is boring and contains no real information that can benefit, they won’t even bother reading your resume. If a job advertisement specifically says not to send cover letter then don’t. Some people tend to think if they add the cover letter it will look good this is not the case. Sometimes employers will say not to include one as a task to test your ability to follow directions. Let's discuss how cover letter will work for you:
• Your resume will be used to create the relevance to the job you are hunting for with your previous experience, expertise as well as your academic background. So it will work as a convincing tool to your prospective client that what’s real value you can deliver to their organization.
• It will allow you to target that particular job. The cover letter helps your employer understand why you want the job. Include vital information like what sort of work you're looking for whether it is full or part-time/casual, etc.
• Explain the type of qualities you can bring to that job and offer a few dot points. It’s important in your cover letter to not just say things like ‘I want the job because I like that type of stuff.' Explain in detail why you want the job and what you would like about doing it.
• Look at your cover letter as the thing standing between you and that job not just as a writing task you had to get done in a rush.
What should I include in the cover letter for my resume?
A cover letter should only be a single-page letter and you have to describe your expertise artistically and relate them the requirements of the job you are applying for. And this will make sense to the resume reviewer that you are suitable candidate for the job. Go into some detail about what you are writing but remember to keep it very precise. Your cover letter needs to include:
• A brief summary of your career in sentence or two
• Mention the skills you have and why they are matched to the skills needed for the job
• Your cover letter needs to encourage the reader to read on further and that you can do by including the skill set they are looking for
• Enclose at the end with something positive like you’re looking to further contact’ or ‘ready for an interview.’