Writing a Compelling Cover Letter Can Land You a Job Interview
The key is to manage to get your reader’s attention, in addition to writing a good cover letter. If you are unsure of your writing skills, hurry and contact us for a quote. Whatever it is, we can help you.
How to complement your resume effectively?
The goal of any cover letter for employment is to emphasize your professional achievements, but in more detail than you can write down in your resume
- In order to capture your prospective employer’s attention, though, make sure the skills you chose to highlight are actually useful to the position you are applying for.
- However, your cover letter should not be too long, or you risk losing your potential employer’s interest.
- Only respond if you are qualified for the job; recruiters want employees who can bring real value to their company.
- Write down the title of the job you want; otherwise, your cover letter will look unprofessional.
- Always use correct spelling and grammar.
- Edit and proofread your cover letter as many times as it takes to make it flawless.
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For cover letters sent by email
All of the guidelines above apply, in addition to this employment cover letter template:
1. Subject line
This is the first contact you and the recruiter will have. To stand a chance to have your email read, be sure to state clearly in the subject line the job title as well as your main qualification that recommends you for the job.
2. Letter body
Here you have several options:
- The best way to write a cover letter is to use a word processor; then, copy and paste it into the body of the email.
- Attach your cover letter and your resume to the email, and send them as PDF files or Word documents.
- Type the cover letter directly into the body of your email. Note that you will have to check manually for any spelling and grammar errors with this option.
As far as the text proper goes:
- Great cover letters start with the name of the recruiter or person reading your email.
- Keep the text short and aim to say all that matters in no more than 150 words.
- Pay special attention to the first paragraph. In short sentences, list and describe your abilities and qualifications. Explain why you would be an asset to the company.
- Provide more information in the second paragraph, and remember to leave a blank line between the paragraphs.
- A good cover letter never uses abbreviations and emoticons.
- Your signature line should include information like address, phone number and email address (this might not always show up, even if you send the cover letter via email).
- Close with “Sincerely” or “Warm regards”.
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