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Cover Letter for a Resume

Cover Letter for a Resume

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Tips On How To Write A Cover Letter For A Great Resume
You have decided that you want a new job that would challenge you more and giveshigher wage. Your dilemma is that many years had passed and you had alreadyforgotten how to make a good resume or a cover letter. If you want to put a positiveimpression from your prospective employer, you must have a great resume, a goodinterview as well as a good cover letter. Others think that resume is more important than the cover letter. Well, they are wrong. Remember that your cover letter is thefirst document that will be read by the employer; thus, you must make a cover letterthat is effective and provides lasting and positive impression. Here are some tips on
how to write a cover letter for a great resume. 1) Create a brief and straight to the point cover letter.The main purpose of the cover letter is to inform the employer of the position youare applying for and that other documents they need are attached to it. Do not addinformation that will also be found on your resume or other flowery statements.2) Make it perfect.Perfect here means that there should be no errors. Everything should be perfect,from quality print and correct spelling to the correct format of the letter. Even asimple typo is unforgivable. Even one tiny mistake will leave the impression that you don’t care much about your application. It must be smooth and perfect.
3) Handwriting- a big NO!Never write your cover letter using your handwriting, whatever excuses you mayhave. Use any word processor of your personal computer. If you don’t have acomputer, you can borrow from a friend or go to an establishment that allowsrenting of computer for a number of hours.4) Do not make a flashy letter by using uncommon font styles and sizes.Remember that you are not making a presentation or poster. It is encouraged to usea font style that are frequently used for business like Times New Roman or Arialstyle. Never use colourful print. Only use black. Use a plain white paper and not theglossy one. For quality output, do not use dot matrix printer but the laser printer.DeskJet printers are also discouraged because sometimes the output has smudges.5) Prepare a short cover letter.The cover letter must be one page only. It should be centered. If possible, do not foldthe letter. Use an envelope that will accommodate your documents unfolded. Youcan also use a folder and just use a paper clip to hold your documents together.6) Be unique.There are available sample cover letters online and it might be that you’ll betempted to just copy and paste it in a blank document. Never copy your cover letter.If you copy, it suggests that you don’t have good ethics and shows that you aredishonest. You must only write what is true to you by using your own words.Write a very strong conclusion that would leave a great impression. Make knownthat you know about their reputation and that you respect their company. Browseonline so you get to see some samples of a cover letter that would act like a guide. Becreative and make it with your heart out. Be confident in your letter.
Free Sample Cover Letter For A Fresh Graduate
For a fresh graduate, it is hard to apply for a job because you will be starting fromscratch. There are many strategies to help you land a job you want, but having agreat resume and cover letter is still the most effective tactic. Cover letter issignificant as resume does. Your cover letter informs the company of the positionyou are interested and should convince your prospective employer that your skillsand characteristics are just right for the position.But it is a reality that companies receive dozens of resumes with cover letterseveryday so your documents must be unique but straight to the point. A newgraduate must understand and realize what the application process is and must exert extra effort because he is competing with people who possibly have moreexperience. The cover letter’s introduction must be something that will compel theemployer to contact you for an interview. Do not begin with the usual introductorylike “I am John Doe, and I am writing this letter to apply for the vacant position that is stated in a newspaper.” This is boring for the employer to read and he may loseinterest in your application. You should begin with impressive but true statementslike “For a decade, I have a built a reputation in sales industry and leadership; withthese I am confident that I can do the job with ease and excellence.”Do not worry that the employer might think you are arrogant because after all, youare just showing confidence. In the cover letter, you must lay the best that you’vegot; your skills, experience, and awards. With these, an impression that you arereally interested in the job and you are the right person for the position will beconveyed to the employer.

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