Today, each company is asking for a cover letter.
What it is and what difference will make to your job application?
We’ll try to answer some of your most common questions.
Cover Letter is a document sent together with your resume to provide some additional information about yourself. Usually, based on good cover letter recruiters are calling you to attend an interview.
It has to sell your skills and abilities and make recruiters want to see you.
However, the cover letter is a document we give the least significance to. It is time to change that because well written cover letter will ‘sell you’ more than you think.
Before you start writing make sure you do good research about the job you are about to apply for. Check company website, check what this role is about, who are their target customers, who are competitors, try to find as many information as you can and then start writing. By founding all necessary information, you will be half ready for an interview with recruiters will ask you what you do know about the company.
There is a plenty of forms or tips online which can help you to make awesome Cover Letter. First of all – it should be the right length. Do not summarize your CV as it will be attached to your application. Cover Letter needs to say something about you what is not written in CV already.
On the top of the page, you have to write your details – name and surname, address and contact number. Also, it should be addressed to a person who is dealing with the application. In case you don’t find a name, simply Sir/Madam will be enough. After that, try to explain why you are the best candidate for this job. Highlight the most relevant skills, including experience.
At the end, you could simply finish the letter by ‘yours sincerely’ and write your name at the bottom. If sending by post, make sure you have signed as well.