10 Inside Secrets To Writing A Great Cover Letter !!

A well drafted cover letter is a door that leads to the resume, the resume then leads to the interview and interview to the final job. Cover letters should be clear, concise & no longer than a page.

Pasted below are some tips on writing a cover letter that will make the process a little easier. Simple, short and to the point, here they are -

  1. Do not reiterate what is already there on your resume.
  2. Write it in a manner as if you are talking directly to the person reading it
  3. Writing a cover letter is just like telling a story. The story of how you came to apply for the job and why do you think you are a good fitment for the role.
  4. The cover letter is a place to highlight your significant accomplishments that relates to the job you are applying for. It doesn’t mean reiterating a list of accomplishments from your resume but an opportunity to give additional information.
  5. Job seekers have a hard time talking about themselves. Let me tell you that you are the only person to sell your candidature to a potential employer, hence don’t exaggerate it too much neither lie. Articulate well on the achievements that you feel will help you sell your candidature for this role.
  6. Try to limit your Cover letter to a single page. Be succinct.
  7. Show some personality traits, but avoid hard-sell, gimmicky, or unorthodox letters.
  8. Best practice is to tailor your cover letter to each job opportunity. Highlight, if possible, some knowledge of the organization to which you are applying.
  9. Write in a style clear; avoid long and intricate sentences and paragraphs. Use action verbs and the active voice; convey confidence, optimism, and enthusiasm coupled with professionalism.
  10. Assess the employer’s needs and your skills & then try to match them in a way that will appeal to the employer’s self-interest.

 

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