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Create A Cover Letter

A cover letter or an email explains to the employer that you are the right person for the job that you are applying for: You should always send a cover letter with your CV/Resume, this is most important to catching the employers attention and getting them to go further and read your CV/Resume.

Begin your letter by explaining the job you are applying for and how that came about just a couple of lines etc. Then give some detail on your skills and interests that would make you the right person for that position. Be positive through out and always end with a positive “looking forward to hearing from you” type of statement.

Your cover letter should show the same type of professionalism as your CV/Resume

e.g. formating, printed in black and white on decent quality paper and generally well presented. Fancy fonts and trying to show that you know how to do tricks with Microsoft Word will not impress but hinder you from highlighting your main skill points.

1: Use fonts Arial or Times-Roman and no bigger than 12 font, keep it short and to the point using paragraphs. 2:  Personally address if possible to particular employer in charge of position along with your own details at the top of the letter. 3: Be sure to keep the letter specific to the particular position you are looking for. 4: Your printed name followed by your signature is a must ending your document. 5: When you are finish read over and proof read your document for spelling or grammar mistakes.

When applying for a position nothing conceptual has changed in relation to what you put into your cover letter, but how you send has changed i.e. using email, attachments and online applications. So how ever you do it use the guide below to give you more depth to creating that very special and most important Cover Letter.

Start:

Start by personally addressing the possible known reader not by first name though as this may be seen as too personal to someone you do not know.

In general you should state clearly that you are applying for the position in question from the first line on. If there are any references, numbers etc show these clearly (make them bold), this is essential as some readers may only have this to go by.

Middle:

Now you need to show that you are the right person for the job by stating the key skills or achievements you may have that would be beneficial to that position that you are seeking. Do not go to great lengths to explain this but be clear, precise and to the point. These points also should be documented in your CV/Resume and use your CV/Resume to give more detail if necessary.

There will always be a main area that is applicable to the position, so give an example that you can back up in this regard and show that you are the right person for the job.

E.g. I have worked as technical support in an Internet Café for 2 years; this mainly entailed virus and malicious download control. As this is the main feature of this position, I am highly qualified with a proven track record.

Not more than 2 paragraphs are sufficient and you can fill this so that it packs a punch to knock them out. The reader could possibly have many of these letters to read so to the point and concise.

End:

Also you may have extra skills that are not appropriate to this position but may be appropriate to something the company may need in the future. A quick reference to this can be very useful.

If you are using the same Cover Letter to apply to multiple positions; absolutely make sure you chop and change what is appropriate to each one. If you put a wrong name, address or reference to a position you are applying for, this most likely will go to the trash can.

You're CV/Resume will have all the contact details of yourself included, but it is no harm to include these in your cover letter as well.

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Banking/Insurance
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Fast Food
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Hotels
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Programmer
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Security
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Travel/Tourism
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