Should You Write a Professional cover letter?
Yes, always write a professional cover letter. If you don’t include one, any chances you might have of securing that dream job will dramatically decrease. But there is one exception! The only time you shouldn’t attach a professional cover letter to your application is if the job advertisement specifically asks you not to.
Employers have to sift through hundreds of applications to find ‘the one‘—hence the need for parameters. And if you can’t follow the simple instructions set out in the job advertisement, then how likely are you to follow instructions in the workplace?
” Thank you, you did a great job. It was so cluttered before and very busy which I was aware of but did not take the time to correct. I appreciate you getting it to me so quickly.”
– D Turner, NSW
How Do You Write a Professional cover letter for a Resume?
Quick Tips on the Go
Your resume is hot off the press, and you’ve found a job ad that gets your heart pumping. The only thing left to do is whip up a cover letter that will capture a recruiter’s attention and make them want to know more about you. Sounds great, right? But where do you start? The following quick tips will help when writing a professional cover letter.
- Match the layout to the resume making sure to include current contact details
- Introduce yourself acknowledging your interest in the role
- Get to know a little about the company and touch on this briefly in the letter
- Use bullet points to highlight quickly what you bring to the role
- Include several relevant skills or qualifications
- Close well asking them to read your resume
- Demonstrate your interest in an interview
Click here to view a sample of a cover letter.
Oh, and after you’ve sat through an interview, don’t forget to send a post interview thank you letter—it will set you apart from the pack.
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