What Makes a Good Cover Letter?
What make a difference between a normal cover letter from a “good cover letter” is that this last one capture the employer’s attention and helps your resume to get the interview for you!
Writing a good cover letter for job application is not an easy task, but has 2 simple secrets:
- Good cover letter is customized
- Good cover letter has a professional format and NO spelling or typing errors.
How to make it possible? Good question but it is not a problem if you are using EasyJob Resume & Cover Letter Builder to help you create your resume cover letter. If not, here are some cover letter writing tips to get you started. Check it out NOW for FREE!
How to Write a Good & Customized Cover Letters?
- Address it to the person who can hire you. Resumes sent to the personnel department have a tougher time of it. If you can find out (through networking and researching) exactly who is making the hiring decision, address the letter to that person. Be sure the name is spelled correctly and the title is correct. A touch of formality is good too: address the person as “Mr.,” “Ms.,” “Mrs.,” “Miss,” “Dr.,” or “Professor.” (Yes, life is complicated).
- Call attention to elements of your background relevant to the position: Select and highlight the education, leadership, experience that are relevant to a position you are seeking. Be as specific as possible, using examples. If you are applying for an advertised position, use the requirements in the ad and put them in BOLD type.
- Reflect your attitude: Employers are always looking for good attitude professionals and want to see since the begging some aspects of your personality, motivation, enthusiasm, and communication skills. Cover letter is the first (and the best) opportunity to show it!
- Use terms and phrases that are meaningful to the employer. This is where your industry research and networking come in.
- Write it in your own words so that it sounds like you, not like something out of a book. Employers are looking for knowledge, enthusiasm, focus and pro active personality.
- Being “natural” makes many people nervous. And then even more nervous because they are trying to avoid spelling errors and grammatical mistakes.
- Show that you know something about the company and the industry. This is where your research comes in. Don’t go overboard: just make it clear that you didn’t pick this company out of the phone book. You know who they are, what they do and you have chosen them!
- Provide to any information specifically requested and not covered in your resume: Read the job offer carefully and make sure to provide or refer to any information specifically requested in a job advertisement that might not be covered in your resume, such as availability date, or reference to an attached writing sample.
- Be brief and to the point. That’s it.
Make sure your good resume cover letter contains each of these requirements and shows how you measure up.
Examples of Good Cover Letters by EasyJob
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