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Effective Writing of Cover Letter Examples Serves a Purpose
By Jimmy Sweeney 

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Looking for a job is not that easy especially if competition for the spot is heavy. However, if your chances to be interviewed would be increased then it could help you to get the job. The question is what would be the best thing to do to get an interview. Well, the best advice would be to write a good cover letter.

Cover letters is the summary of your education, skills, accomplishments, and trainings which matches the job that you are applying for at a certain company. It serves as a direct guide to the employer in knowing your credentials that matches the qualifications that was given. There are different examples of cover letters written for different reasons and purposes.

1. Cover letters that states your career objectives, relevant trainings, and it replies to the company's research. It must contain excellent explanations regarding your accomplishments that can immediately catch your employer's attention. Skills must be bulleted to help your employer in reading your cover letter faster.

2. Cover letter which answers an advertisement. This must excellently present your work experiences related to the position that you are applying for.

3. Cover letter using the name dropping technique. Your application can easily get your employer's attention by using the name of an important person respected and liked by your employer. This is a nice proactive method to be selected for an interview, however always makes follow-ups especially if you have stated it in your cover letter.

4. Cover letter that asks a question. This is an effective format if you can combine it well with the name dropping technique, and enthusiastic, alive discussions of your experience and skills.

5. Cover letter that presents a market letter or canvassing. This will attract your employer's interest since your skills are well presented, in a manner which focuses on teamwork, positive work attitudes, and good customer service.

These cover letter examples are rated good if it is composed of three to five paragraphs written as a short essay telling about your good qualifications that matches directly to the job. Remember that the first paragraph talks about the position and reasons why you are applying and it catches the attention of the employer. The body contains the theme or objectives that are supported by definite examples regarding your qualifications. The end summarizes your cover letter by requesting for an interview and giving your contact information. General rules should be followed to write any examples of the cover letters effectively.

- Make use of either a block or a standard format of writing. But block format is more preferred since all the texts starts from the left margin which is easier to remember.

- Don't forget that the letter is single space while spaces between paragraphs are double space.

- It is important that the contents are relevant and brief and it must be laser printed on a bond paper with good quality as much as possible.

- Make sure that the letter is patterned on the company and the position you have applied for. It shows how you are going to be an asset on achieving the goals of the company.

- Above all, carefully proofread your cover letter and check for misspelled words and errors on grammars. Any mistakes will greatly affect your application.

Learning about effective cover letter writing will guarantee you to get an interview and later on the job that you have applied for.

Jimmy Sweeney is the President of CareerJimmy and author of "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Visit him at: http://www.amazing-cover-letters.com for your "instant" cover letters today.

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