Use this sample cover letter template as a starting point if you have work or study experience relevant to a specific job that you have seen advertised.
Now that you know how to write that ever-so-perfect resume , it’s time to WOW potential employers with a cover letter that leaves them in awe of your skills, and gives you what you’re looking for — an interview, and hopefully a job!
A cover letter's purpose is to obtain an interview, not tell a lengthy story. The focus should be on your qualifications, and setting up an interview. There are two types of cover letters - specific and general. The specific cover letter is directed at a specific company, specific person, and position. The specific cover letter personally addresses the company’s needs.
(Describe the Perfect Job Candidate—You!) By Alice Feathers, M.A. TESOL, Professional Editor and Writer Advertise your unique qualifications that no one else can offer by writing an effective cover letter! Make yourself stand out from all the other job seekers, so your potential employer will move on to the next step—reading your resume! Get your foot in the door and secure that all-important job interview by following the tips below and writing the perfect cover letter!
Ah, the dreaded cover letter . Boring to write, difficult to get right, and you’re usually preoccupied by other things (such as the portfolio and resume, which are also really important). Unfortunately, your cover letter is a company’s first exposure to you, and it determines whether your application is trashed or fast-tracked to the company’s to-hire list.
It’s time to dump the old line: “Please accept this application in response to…” If you’re still starting your cover letter with this overused one-liner, then I implore you to stop what you’re doing, delete the line, and spend a few minutes reading this article to discover seven new examples of how you can catch the hiring manager’s attention with an attention-grabbing opening line. Entice them with the job title and some of your standout accomplishments… 1. As an IT Director for ABC Company, I manage IT operations for a 500+-employee organization.