I really want this job. I have the perfect resume but, what about my cover letter? Here are some simple steps to follow when making the perfect cover letter to go along with your perfect resume. Be sure to comment on your past experiences and/or thoughts on creating the perfect cover letter.
1. What Should Be Included In My Cover Letter?
Cover letters should include your name as well as contact information at the top of the page. This information is important to include because it gives the employer a way to reach you if need be. Also be sure to include the employers name and contact information. If for some reason you have trouble finding this information, you can call the company to find out who exactly you should address your letter to.
Be sure to include the name of the job you are applying for and why you are the right person for the job. This should come right after listing your skills and experiences. Name and list your relevant skills associated with the job. Remember to explain how you have used these skills or experiences. Lastly, end your cover letter by asking the employer to read through your resume. Also, mention you expect them to get back to you about an upcoming interview. Be sure to attach your personal resume to your cover letter.
2. How Long Should The Perfect Cover Letter Be?
The typical cover letter should be no more than a page long in length. Cover letters are summaries of what is in your resume. More than a page is too long. The perfect cover letter is three simple paragraphs letting the employer know why they should choose you for the job. Use this opportunity of writing a cover letter to make a good impression of yourself.
Here are the six Do’s of writing the perfect cover letter:
- Be specific
- Sell yourself while displaying personality
- Send as PDF
- Be concise
Following these do’s when making your cover letter pretty much guarantees you having the perfect cover letter. Click here to learn more about the The Do’s of Writing a Spectacular Cover Letter
3. Match Your Letter To The Job
Show the employer that you know what their company is looking for and that you know what the job position involves. A cover letter can be the difference in you getting the job and another candidate getting the job. So it is important for you to write the perfect cover letter to separate yourself from the other candidates applying for the same position as you.
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