Writing a Cover Letter

Poor cover letters. As much as we despise them, they’re a chance to make a case, cover everything we can’t express in our resumes – which is a lot – and come across as real people to potential employers. Don’t throw a cover letter together in the hope that nobody will actually read it.

The   video  summarizes the following   points  to  create a  cover letter

  1. Add a letterhead at the top of the letter.
  2. Write the recipient’s name and address and the date below the letterhead
  3. Address the recipient.
  4. State your purpose in the first paragraph.
  5. Outline your qualifications in the middle paragraph(s)
  6. Include a positive statement or question in the final paragraph that will motivate the employer to contact you
  7. Write an appropriate closing.
  8. Add your signature

Below that, you’ll find  a  template  you can copy and adapt to your needs. remember  that writing cover letters for resumes is what differentiates the best job candidates from the rest of the crowd. Yours should convince the employer to grant you an interview.

Related Articles

How   to Write a Cover Letter  on Wikihow.com

How to Write a Cover Letter on  Purdue  Online Writing  Lab


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