When applying for a job, you first consider making and updating your resume.
You want it to look professional in order for you to land the job you want.
However, one most common mistake that a jobseeker do is not in resumes, it
is usually found in cover letters.|
Jobseekers tend to forget that
employers will also read the cover letter and will also base on it if you
are indeed the right man or woman for the job.
Writing the cover letter is the hardest letter you have to make as a
jobseeker. A cover letter should not be too long as to bore the employer and
at the same time, should not be too short. There will be tons of potential
employees after the same job you are applying for and they will do whatever
it takes to get it.
First and foremost, you need to make a first impression on the employer
or the person interviewing you. You resume is just isn't enough to impress
your potential employer. Making an impressive cover letter should also be
considered in order for you to look more professional and more qualified to
work in the company you want and land that job you have always wanted.
So, you will now ask yourself how you can write the best and the most
impressive cover letter to make you stand out from the competition.
Here are some tips that you should consider when writing your cover
letter to make your resume stand out or at least make it worth the
employer's or recruitment manager's time to even take a look at your resume.
The first rule in making a cover letter is you should never use a
standard cover letter. A standard cover letter has blank spaces for
addresses, date, name of the company, and your name. This kind of cover
letter will make you look unprofessional, as it will give them the
impression that you made a cover letter not specifically for them. Make a
cover letter that is neatly printed and one that doesn't have any blank
spaces. In other words, make a cover letter addressed specifically for the
company you are applying in.
The second rule in making a cover letter is that you should never write
everything about yourself in it. Besides, it is the resumes job to provide
all the details about you. Be specific. Keep your cover letter straight to
the point and brief.
The third rule when making a cover letter is that you should specify what
job you are applying for. When you don't do this, your cover letter together
with your resume may be delivered to the wrong person or department in the
company. If you specify the department you are applying for, it will be
delivered to the right person and this will make it easier to contact you.
The fourth rule in writing a cover letter is making the opening sentence
attention grabbing. By doing this, you will entice the reader to know more
about you and will spend some time to look into your resume. Always remember
that applying for a job is like selling yourself to the company. Think of
yourself as a salesperson selling your services to the company. If you catch
their attention, they will be interested in you and therefore, effectively
selling yourself to the company.
Always remember that the cover letter is the first actual contact you
will make with your potential employer. Making it impressive will mean
making you look more professional. And, impressing your future employer
means you will let them consider taking a look at your resume.