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7 Cover Letter B.Oyunchimeg

  1. 1. WHAT ABOUT? <ul><li>COVER LETTER WRITING </li></ul>B.Oyunchimeg
  2. 2. TITLE <ul><li>1.Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>2.Cover letter tips </li></ul><ul><li>2.1. Cover letter suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>3.Why do you need a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>3.1. Getting Noticed </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>4.How to write a Covering letter? </li></ul><ul><li>4.1 Necessary things </li></ul><ul><li>5.What can a cover letter do? </li></ul><ul><li>5.1 The best 10 steps for Cover letter </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1.Objectives <ul><li>to create an effective cover letter - outline their interest in applying for a position/college/internship/scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>to utilize proper business letter format. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2.Cover letter tips <ul><li>A well written letter entices the employer to read your resume and gets first impression. </li></ul><ul><li>A poorly constructed cover letter may doom your resume to the “No Need to Read” pile. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>It’s important to highlight your skills, knowledge, & experience in an introductory letter. </li></ul><ul><li>These will indicate what you can contribute to the company or school. Effective cover letter must convey a sense of purpose & project enthusiasm. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2.1 Cover letter suggestions <ul><li>Always include a cover letter when mailing your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use “form” letters or photocopies. Personalize each letter. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Use a proper business format for your letters </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the letter is PERFECT!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Create the letter on a computer & use a laser printer, if possible. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>In the opening paragraph, tell the reader the purpose of the letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Use “ I ” statements & action verbs when describing your experience </li></ul><ul><li>A cover letter should never exceed one page </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Focus on the specific skills and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t mention salary </li></ul><ul><li>End by thanking the reader and stating that you look forward to meeting with them </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3.Why do you need a CV Cover Letter? <ul><li>A good covering letter will literally cover any problem areas and complex issues and explain them-thus making the CV more likely to be read. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Covering letter introduce your CV. They tell the reader why you want the job, why they should interview you, & that you are available. A good covering letter will make the impression that your CV is a good one, & that you’re therefore an excellent candidates. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 3.1 Getting Noticed <ul><li>How do you make an impression? Remember, there may be hundreds of applications arriving whit yours, so how do you make yours one of the ones selected? </li></ul>
  14. 14. 3.2 Including : <ul><li>Show interest </li></ul><ul><li>Clear up problem areas </li></ul><ul><li>Put yourself forward </li></ul><ul><li>Give a reason for applying </li></ul><ul><li>Flatter them-but carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t grovel </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t repeat the CV </li></ul>
  15. 15. 4.How to write a Covering letter? <ul><li>The basics of any covering letter are the same as any other important letter. Just bear in mind the importance of this particular letter: </li></ul><ul><li>if you get it right, you might get a CV looked at that wouldn’t otherwise have been. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>If you get it wrong, you may stop your excellent CV from being considered. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the covering letter simple, short, & looking good. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your name, address and contact numbers. Even if they are on the CV </li></ul>
  17. 17. 4.1 Necessary things <ul><li>Address personally </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a good title </li></ul><ul><li>Make it obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Be professional </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to the point </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid gimmicks </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid unavailability </li></ul><ul><li>Write well </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to the CV </li></ul>
  18. 18. 5.What can a cover letter do? <ul><li>A good cover letter introduces your business or product, makes a sales and provides a call to action. It arouses or curiosity and entices the recipient to read through the rest your material. </li></ul>
  19. 19. 5.1 10 steps to writing Effective Cover Letter <ul><li>Always address your letter to a specific person & include their job title </li></ul><ul><li>Use a “block” letter format, with text justified to the left & double paragraphs. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Keep your letter short no more than one page </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your paragraphs short & to the point. Most cover letters will be between 4 & 6 paragraphs long </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>In your first paragraph, let the reader know “why you’re writing” </li></ul><ul><li>In your second paragraph, ask for what you </li></ul><ul><li>want. </li></ul><ul><li>In your third paragraph, explain your “why”. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Your fourth paragraph is your “can to action”. </li></ul><ul><li>Your promise. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy for the reader to get in touch with you if you have questions. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Sample covering letter <ul><li>Mrs Jill Godwin </li></ul><ul><li>8 Acremead </li></ul><ul><li>Devonshire </li></ul><ul><li>TN5 888 </li></ul><ul><li>J.D Evans </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Administration </li></ul><ul><li>RJJ Bank </li></ul><ul><li>15 High street </li></ul><ul><li>London EC89 5JJ </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Sir: </li></ul><ul><li>I have recently returned from a year’s visit to the USA, & am looking for a suitable secretarial opportunity . I’ve enclosed my CV for your attention,& would hope that you find my details of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>My previous work in London wasn’t banking, but I’m confident that may secretarial skills are appropriate to a banking enviroèment, as my last role at JD Wills & Partners was as team secretary to a small team of partners working with banking clients. </li></ul><ul><li>Owing to my circumstances, I’m available immediately, & would be delighted to discuss my CV with you, should you think this would be helpful. </li></ul><ul><li>I look forward to hearing from you. </li></ul><ul><li>Yours sincerely </li></ul><ul><li>Jill Godwin, Mrs </li></ul>
  24. 24. Reference <ul><li>www.quintcareers.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.jobcity.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.acesta-job.info </li></ul><ul><li>www.rfp-templates.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.cvtips.com </li></ul>
  25. 25. Why I selected Yellow? <ul><li>Yellow says happiness optimism cheerfulness. </li></ul><ul><li>It symbolizes hope and appeals to the intelligent and thoughtful audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Associated with the sun, yellow is stimulating and attention getting. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul><ul><li>FOR AN ATTENTION! </li></ul>