How to write a good cover letter -

Saturday, July 19, 2014

How to write a good cover letter

Why you need to write a cover letter, the answer is when sending your Resume to recruitment agencies you have to let them know what kind of work you are looking for and you will have better chances of getting shortlisted.

Cover letter objectives
  • Self introduction and interest toward job
  • Describe cover letter objectives
  • Request an interview

How to write cover letter

Your Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Telephone Number
Email Address

Date (Month/ Day/ Year)

Mr./Ms./First Name Last Name
Title (Position)
Name of the organization
Street or P.O. Box Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms./First Name Last Name

Opening Paragraph: State why are you writing, how you learned of the organization or position and basic information about yourself.

Second Paragraph: Tell why are you interested in the employer or type of work the employer does (Simply starting that you are interested does not tell why, and can sound like a form letter). Demonstration that you know enough about the employer or position to relate your background to the employer or position. Mention specific qualification which make you a good fit for the employer's needs. This is an opportunity to explain in  more detail relevant items in your resume. Refer to the fact that your resume is enclosed. Mention other enclosures if such are required to apply for a position.

Third 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. State what you will do to follow up, such as telephone the employer withing two weeks. If you will be in the employer's location and could offer to schedule a visit, indicate when. State that you would be glad to provide the employer with any additional information needed. Thank the employer for her/his consideration.

(Your Handwritten Signature)

Your Name Typed

Enclosure(S) (Refer to resume etc.)


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