Resume cover letters - shows off your qualifications
Shows off your qualifications
Purpose Express your intent, interest, and enthusiasm in position Complement and emphasize highlights of your resume Demonstrate your personality and writing ability
Heading: Copy and paste your resume heading onto your cover letter to create a “Matched Set”. Inside Address: Include the name of the person, job title, company name and address. If faxing, include the fax number or if emailing, include the email address. Greeting: Dear Ms.___, or Dear Mr. ___, and use the last name followed by a comma. Current business etiquette suggests not to use “Mrs.” or “Miss”. If you are unable to obtain a last name, write Dear Human Resource Manager: or Dear Hiring Manager:.
Body of Letter 1st Paragraph: Identify the position and how you found out about it. 2nd Paragraph: Convince the employer that you fit the job and the company – research the company. 3rd Paragraph: Refer to a positive future by saying that you look forward to hearing from that person soon to discuss possible future opportunities.
To close the letter write: Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Signature: Use “Sincerely,” or “Sincerely yours,” drop 3 or 4 lines and type your name. Remember to sign it if you are mailing or faxing your resume packet!
Dear Ms. Smith.I was interested to see your advertisement seeking a new account service executive as I have been seeking just such anopportunity and believe my skills and experience would be a good match for XYZ Advertising.Please find my resume enclosed for your perusal/review. Of particular relevance/interest is the five years I spent in aadvertising agency working in account service. I have a passion for client service and, as you will see from myresume, a good understanding of the sector I would be working in.I look forward to having an opportunity to meet with you to further discuss how I can contribute to your team.Yours sincerely,Bill BrowDear Ms. (Name): (or Dear Human Resources Manager:)Thank you for the opportunity to present the accompanying resume for your consideration.After your evaluation, if you believe that my background and experience are favorable for further discussion, pleasecontact me to arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience.I am confident that, if selected to join your organization, our association would result in mutual benefit.Respectfully submitted,Your name
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