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  • Module 2: Professional Relationships By Bassem Jouini
  • Module 2 – Lesson 5: Communication at the Workplace – Networking & Cover Letter
  • Lesson Objectives 1. The meaning of Networking 2. How to succeed in Networking 3. The importance of LinkedIn 4. Building your LinkedIn Profile 5. What’s a cover letter 6. Elements of a cover letter 7. Qualities of a Well-written Cover letter
  • The meaning of Networking The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions Specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business
  • How to succeed in Networking Do your homework: - Make a list of personal and professional contacts - Maintain contacts information up to date - Make a List potential jobs and employers - Use Networking tool and the social media, Such us LinkedIn
  • The Importance of LinkedIn  The LinkedIn profile narrates your background in chronologically arranged sections focusing on experience and education.  Your profile also includes connections: colleagues, clients, classmates, vendors and other partners.  Your connections can offer you recommendations about your professional value.  Your connections can also endorse your skills  To obtain an introduction to someone who could be valuable to your business.  Attract new connections and obtain new Career opportunities.  You can sign up with groups that focus on the work you do.
  • Build you LinkedIn Profile Video
  • What is a Cover Letter?  A cover letter is a formal letter that accompanies your résumé.  Use it to introduce yourself to potential employers, and to convince them that you’re the right person for the job.
  • Elements of a Cover Letter 1. Your Contact Information 2. Employer Contact Information (if you have it) 3. Salutation 4. Body of Cover Letter  First Paragraph  Middle Paragraph(s)  Final Paragraph 5. Complimentary Close 6. Signature
  • Your Contact Information Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number Email Address Date
  • Employer Contact Information (if you have it) Name Title Company Address City, State, Zip Code Subject line
  • Salutation  Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name  Leave out if you don't have a contact  Or using Dear Hiring Manager, etc.
  • Body of the cover letter First Paragraph  The first paragraph of your letter should include information on why you are writing.  Mention the position you are applying for and where you found the job listing.  Include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one. Middle Paragraph(s)  The next section of your cover letter should describe what you have to offer the employer.  Mention specifically how your qualifications match the job you are applying for.  Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it. Final Paragraph  Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position.  Include information on how you will follow-up.
  • Closing and Signature  Complimentary Close  Respectfully yours  Sincerely  Sincerely yours  Regards  Best regards  Kind regards  Yours truly  Most sincerely  Respectfully  Respectfully yours  Thank you for your consideration  Signature
  • Qualities of a well-written Cover Letter  Don’t just restate your résumé.  Personalize your letter. When possible, address your cover letter to a specific person. Use their name and title  Tailor your letter to the job. Make sure the skills and experience you highlight in your cover letter are clearly connected to the job you’re applying for.  Presentation counts. Use a font that’s easy to read, like 12-point Times New Roman or Arial.  Break it down. Make your cover letter easier to read by breaking the text down into short paragraphs.  Use a professional tone. Be sure to use professional and respectful language when writing your cover letter.  Be brief. Your cover letter should be no more than one page.  Proofread.
  • Have a lovely evening! 