02 Feb 7 Tips to Write a Brilliant Cover Letter
Write a professional cover letter that gets the reader so interested, they immediately turn the page and read your resume!
The jury is out on whether cover letters actually get read, but one thing you can count on is that if you don’t write one to submit with your application, you increase the odds of getting sent straight to the “no” pile for lack of preparation & appearing at best disinterested, and at worse rude!
1.Be genuinely excited and enthusiastic about the job and show this in your opening sentence!
2.Clearly outline your key relevant skills that match the requirements of the advertisement. Highlight every skill they have asked for
3.Apply If you have 75%+ of what they are seeking
4.Use their contact name. Be a super-sleuth and see what you can find out on their website OR phone them up and ask
5.Make sure there are no typos, spelling errors, grammatical errors and it is laid out in an easy to read manner.
6.Use their company name in the letter – research the company and be able to speak of something you know about their company
7.Have a proactive close – not “I hope to hear from you” but “I look forward to speaking with you further regarding this application”