How to Write a Cover Letter..

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Re: How to Write a Cover Letter..

#1 Postby Namita » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:36 pm

A cover letter is a formal letter that accompanies our resume. Use it to introduce yourself to potential employers, and to convince them that you’re the right person for the job.

1st paragraph: State why you are writing; how you learned of the organization or position, and basic information about yourself.

2nd paragraph: Tell why you are interested in the employer or type of work the employer does (Simply stating that you are interested does not tell why, and can sound like a form letter).

3rd paragraph: Indicate that you would like the opportunity to interview for a position or to talk with the employer to learn more about their opportunities or hiring plans.

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How to Write a Cover Letter..

#2 Postby shreya » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:40 am

~~.. A cover letter is the first and foremost opportunity to attract the attention of a potential employer for a jobseeker... A good cover letter convinces the reader that the candidate is a serious contender, and that the resume is worth reading. A winning cover letter must be framed in a structured manner... It should be: :arrow: :arrow:

:idea: Personalised
Address your letter to the appropriate person, quoting the job title, reference number (if applicable), and where/when you saw the advertisement. Also include the date and your contact details. Just show the employer that you are the only right and interested candidate for the concerned job.

:idea: Structured
A good cover letter uses short sentences, simple language and is concise. It should be between 3-4 paragraphs in length and no longer than one page.Begin by clearly stating why you are interested in the role/company. Next, demonstrate how your key skills, qualifications and experience can help the business meet its goals. Show how your interests and personal qualities make you the best fit for the job, and close by thanking the reader for considering your application.

:idea: Tailored
A good cover letter is focused on the needs of the employer. It should express how your unique combination of attributes could add real value. Read the job description carefully so that you can match your most relevant skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience to the job description with clear examples to support your statements.

:idea: Positive
The tone of your cover letter is very crucial, it should be professional, friendly and upbeat. You want to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic about the role and have a positive attitude towards the company. Sell yourself and your skills in a positive way.

:idea: Professional
The quality of your cover letter indicates to employers your attention to detail, ability to communicate and your level of professionalism. Ensure the grammar, punctuation and spelling of your letter is of the highest standard.
It’s a good idea to have it proofread by a friend or family member.... ~~
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