How to write a winning cover letter
Here are some tips for writing your cover letter that may help you stand out from the crowd!
1. Address the letter directly to the relevant person
Usually, the addressee’s name and title are given in the job ad. If not, however, do a bit of research to find out – check out their website for employee profiles, search on LinkedIn, or even give them a call to find out.
2. Share what you love about the company
Why do you want to work in the company in the first place? What makes them stand out from all other companies? Is it their projects, values, and principles? Be genuine and concise.
3. Show of your skills and experiences that are mentioned in the job description
How can these enable you to make valuable contributions to the organisation? How do these make you unique from other candidates?
4. Avoid using empty phrases or flattery
Be specific and cut to the chase. Don’t use empty phrases like “I believe I am a great candidate and meet all the requirements of this position” and flattery like “It would be a great honor to…” or “Your esteemed organisation…”.
5. Keep it to one page
This is why you would want to delete empty phrases and save space for more meaningful content!
6. Avoid using the same template
Your cover letter should be unique for every company. Does it take too much effort? With effort comes results, it’s not fair to expect results with no effort.
How do you make your cover letter stand out?
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