Last updated September 14th, 2013 at 11:15 pm
To get a job, not only you need to be qualified for that particular job but you also need to make a good resume too. The funny part is; a good and impressive resume is not enough to help you get your dream job because the requirements of applying for a job keep changing with the passage of time. There was a time, when a general resume was good enough to get a job in any field but today, things have changed a lot. You will not be considered for an interview if your resume is not accompanied with a cover letter. Some people also call it a job application. A cover letter is a simple description of your qualification, work experience and personal data that lets an employer review that you are and what you can do for their company. So, it is quite clear that writing a good cover letter is really important to get a job. In this post, I will be guiding you about how to write a cover letter.
Customize The Cover Letter
The very first thing that you should keep in your mind is that, for each employer, you should write a different cover letter. The employers receive so many job applications each day and they can easily tell which applicant has put the effort in writing a manual job resume instead of copy pasting the same stuff and sending it to hundreds of other companies. Originality is the only thing that can help you get a job and you have to show your uniqueness and originality through your cover letter.
What is Your Worth?
You must start the cover letter by telling the employer why you are applying for that job. Why you are interested in taking that position and what you can do for their company. So, it is about mentioning your worth, your qualification and the benefits that you can provide to the company.
Your Experience or Qualification
You must also mention about your experiences (if any). There is a possibility that you don’t have any experience of the job that you are applying for, in that case, you should mention your qualification and prove that based on your qualification; you are the right person for that position. This will help the employer know what you can actually do as an employee in their company.
What do you know about the Organization?
Don’t just talk about yourself but also talk about the company/ organization. If you know nothing about the company you want to work in, the employer will definitely throw your resume and cover letter in trash. Learn some things about the company and share your thoughts in the cover letter.
Employer will only consider your cover letters if you show your enthusiasm for the position you are applying for. If you will write the cover letter in a dead tone, the employer will never waste any time to start reading the cover letter of next applicant.
If you have ever achieved something big in your life, don’t forget to talk about it in the cover letter while relating to the company and the position you are applying for.
So, above are a few good tips that can be used by anyone to write a good cover letter that will definitely grab the attention of employer. What are your thoughts about the post?