A well written letter entices the employer to read your resume .A poorly constructed cover letter may doom your resume to the “No Need to Read” pile .It is important to highlight your skills ,knowledge and experience .
Effective cover letters must convey a sense of purpose and project enthusiasm .A “form” cover letter rarely does this .Researching the employer ,college or scholarship prior to writing the cover letter will give you the opportunity to effectively personalize your letter.
1. Always include a cover letter when mailing your resume .A letter of introduction will prove useful when applying to colleges .It may act as the basis for a college essay or it may be a useful addition to an application packet.
2. Unless the advertisement specifies “no phone calls please” and the name is not given in the ad ,find out the name and title of the individual who will be receiving your letter .Make sure you spell the name properly and get the proper abbreviation (Mr.,Mrs.,Ms.)
11. Focus on the specific skills and interests you possess that you can offer the employer or college. Concentrate on skills which match the advertised employment qualifications or the desired program of study.
Just bear in mind the importance of this particular letter: if you get it right ,you might get a CV looked at that wouldn’t otherwise have been .If you get it wrong ,you may stop your excellent CV from being considered.
If an advertisement says write to a particular person ,do it .If it says quote a reference ,quote it in the title of your letter .Some organizations may have recruitment policies that disqualify anyone not following the instructions given ,so follow the instructions!
I worked as a Quality Engineer in the Medical Device Sector for a period of five years. I gained broad experience in the manufacture of cardiac products such as catheters and stents used in Angioplasty procedures.
Added to my experience, I have completed additional Quality Courses, which have benefited me greatly in terms of problem solving techniques. These coursed helped me to acquire knowledge on current FDA requirements.
I have enclosed my resume and will contact you within the next two days for an interview at a mutually convenient time. If you are in need of clarification on any information prior to that, please contact me at the above telephone numbers.