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Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter
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Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter

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  • 1. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 1 of 15 Top 12 tips for writing an effective firefighter cover letter Other useful materials for firefighter interview: 50 firefighter interview questions, 440 behavioral interview questions, 290 competency based interview questions, top 36 situational interview questions, 95 management interview questions and answers, 45 internship interview questions, 13 types of interview questions and how to face them.
  • 2. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 2 of 15 1.Do your homework Find subtle ways to demonstrate your knowledge of the organization. Weave in some dialogue that reflects their history, their products, their messaging, etc. You’ve got a limited amount of space to let the reader know you’re their guy (or girl). Remember, you want to be perceived as a natural fit and someone who ―gets‖ the company.
  • 3. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 3 of 15 2.Writer unique cover letter Always customize your cover letter for the position you are applying to. Sending the same letter to each position will not only make you sound generic, but it will also leave room for costly mistakes like having the wrong company name.
  • 4. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 4 of 15 3.First Paragraph and last line Don't waffle in your first paragraph, make the reason you're writing clear and sell yourself; writing what makes you better than others straight off. Finish with a call to action, request they contact you for a meeting or interview and let them know you will be in touch to discuss.
  • 5. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 5 of 15 4.Provide quality evidence of your qualities Pick out the top 3 or 5 (max) qualities the employer is seeking in their advert or job specification if there is one. These should be qualities that you have already covered in your CV. And they should be the 3 to 5 things that you refer to - not explain - briefly in your covering letter. Provide concrete examples and solid numbers wherever you can.
  • 6. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 6 of 15 5.Don't repeat your résumé While your cover letter should reference material from your résumé, it shouldn't simply be a word-for-word repeat. Use the cover letter to expand where necessary and discuss your listed experiences from a different angle. Craft the letter to acknowledge the requirements of the role and culture of the organization, while highlighting the skills and experiences that align with the job description.
  • 7. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 7 of 15 6.Emphasize your personal value Hiring managers are looking for people who can help them solve problems. Drawing on the research you did earlier, show that you know what the company does and some of the challenges it faces. These don’t need to be specific but you might mention a trend that’s affected the industry. For example, you might write, ―A lot of healthcare companies are grappling with how the changing laws will affect their ability to provide high-quality care.‖ Then talk about how your experience has equipped you to meet those needs; perhaps explain how you solved a similar problem in the past or share a relevant accomplishment.
  • 8. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 8 of 15 7.Avoid spelling and grammar mistakes. Nothing says loser like a cover letter filled with spelling and/or grammatical errors. What do such mistakes convey to a potential employer? They suggest that you do sloppy work, that you don’t pay much attention to detail, that you don’t care enough to do a good job, that you’re uneducated, or that you’re not very bright.
  • 9. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 9 of 15 8.Relevant and brief A well written letter should draw the recruiter's eye to relevant experience on your CV. It is a, admittedly brief, space in which you draw a positive pen-picture of you in the mind of the employer. Ensure it is never more than a page long.
  • 10. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 10 of 15 9.Be professional Present yourself as a competent pro — or at least an amateur on the rise. Employers want to hire competent professionals with strong skills. It’s too risky to hire people who position themselves as emotionally immature and unprofessional.
  • 11. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 11 of 15 10.Contact details Where ever possible send your letter and CV to a named individual, particularly if it is more of an enquiry than a specific role application. Research using websites, ask friends and colleagues if they know of anyone or ring through to reception and get yourself a name and job title. It will look a lot better than sir/ madam.
  • 12. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 12 of 15 11.Apply locally. If you’re applying for work far from where you live, you’d better explain why in your cover letter. And your explanation should sound plausible. Otherwise the employer may wonder: Why is this person looking for work so far from home? Are they unable to find work locally? They must not be very good.
  • 13. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 13 of 15 12.Don't sound generic The hiring manager reads tons of cover letters a day. Writing "I am interested in this job because..." or "I would be a great asset to the company because..." doesn't stand out.
  • 14. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 14 of 15 Useful job application materials: Cover Letter Creator: http://4career.net/download/CoverLetterCreator http://4career.net/top-10-cover-letter-samples - 50 firefighter interview questions: http://firefightercareer123.com/50-firefighter-interview- questions - http://firefightercareer123.com/top-12-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews - http://firefightercareer123.com/13-types-of-interview-questions-and-how-to-sovle-them
  • 15. Job cover letter, application tips, interview questions – free pdf download Page 15 of 15 Other job application tips 1. Practice types of job interview such as screening interview, phone interview, second interview, situational interview, behavioral interview (competency based), technical interview, group interview… 2. Send interview thank you letter to employers after finishing the job interview: first interview, follow-up interview, final interview. 3. If you want more interview questions for entry-level, internship, freshers, experienced candidates, you can ref free ebook: 75 interview questions and answers. 4. Prepare list of questions in order to ask the employer during job interview. 5. Job titles related: Firefỉghter oral board interview, fire marshal, fire chief, fire inspector, fire watch, fire alarm technician, fire fighter, fire lieutenant, fire officer, fire investigator, deputy fire chief, assistant fire chief, fire engineer, fire technician… 6.Note: This pdf file is available for free download.

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