The key to writing a good cover letter is to be concise.
HR managers and recruiters receive hundreds of emails per day especially when hiring for a particular position. This means applicants need to make an impact immediately.
In the video' The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview' career expert Andrew LaCivita helps job seekers construct a winning cover letter.
According to Lacivita applicants can cover the main points in just four simple sentences by following this structure:
State your Purpose
Start by establishing the reason for your communication. For example "I am writing to inquire about the opening for..."
Sometimes companies recruit for multiple positions at the same time. This will help employers quickly categorize your inquiry.
Mention your Skills
Use the next sentence to describe your experience, qualities, skills or ability. Connect your skills to the job opening to demonstrate why you would be a good fit for the position.
This will show your confidence in your own ability to perform the job.
Highlight your Accomplishments
Make sure that your accomplishments are aligned to the vacancy. Don't use more than three achievements as the aim is not to impress but to show your suitability for the role.
Request a Meeting
Close the letter with a request to speak to or meet with the hiring coordinator. Perhaps end it by saying " I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you if you feel I'd be a strong candidate for this or any position in your organisation."
It's important to add the reference to other positions as this lets people know you are open to alternative possibilities and increases your chances of finding employment.
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By Cindy Payle - Portal Publishing