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    • Cover Letter
    • Topics :
      • What is a Cover Letter?
      • How to write ?
      • What is the format?
      • What is the purpose?
      • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Sample Cover Letter
    • What is a Cover Letter?
      • Cover letters are simply a letter of introduction.  In these letters you are explaining who you are and why you are writing to the resume reader.  It is a matter of courtesy that you introduce yourself when you are requesting something of them, in this case an interview. 
    • Topics :
      • What is a Cover Letter?
      • How to write ?
      • What is the format?
      • What is the purpose?
      • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Sample Cover Letter
    • How to write?
      • 1. Opening Paragraph
      • 2. Briefly outline your current position
      • 3. Candidate Suitability
      • 4. Closing Paragraph
    • How to write?
      • 1. Opening Paragraph
      • Outline the purpose of the letter. 
    • How to write?
      • 2. Briefly outline your current position
      • Outline your current status and what skills you have that are relevant to the job.  
      •   Highlight what you achieved in your previous position that would bring value to the role.
    • How to write?
      • 3. Candidate Suitability
      • Focus on your qualifications, skills and experience relevant to the job. Specify your interest in the Position/Company
    • How to write?
      • 4. Closing Paragraph
      • Initiate action, e.g. “I will call you on Friday between 9-9.30am, to discuss this position further.” .
    • Topics :
      • What is a Cover Letter?
      • How to write ?
      • What is the format?
      • What is the purpose?
      • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Sample Cover Letter
    • What is the format?
      • One typed sheet of A4 paper only.
      • Refers to where you identified the job: "I enclose my CV in response to your advertisement in...". Outlines your current situation: "I am due to graduate with a X degree in 200x".
      • Highlights your suitability. Reflect the needs of the company as outlined in the advertisement or job description and indicate your 'match' of skills.
      • Concludes "I am available for interview at your convenience' or 'between dates X and Y'".
      • Type or print your name underneath your signature.
      What is the format?
    • Topics :
      • What is a Cover Letter?
      • How to write ?
      • What is the format?
      • What is the purpose?
      • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Sample Cover Letter
    • What is purpose?
      • An introduction from you to the recruiter.
      • A chance for you to stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of being chosen for interview.
    • Topics :
      • What is a Cover Letter?
      • How to write ?
      • What is the format?
      • What is the purpose?
      • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Sample Cover Letter
    • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • 1. Get the potential employer to read
      • your resume.
      • 2. Combined with your resume, get
      • them interested enough to schedule
      • an interview with you.
    • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Cover letters are like sales pitches targeted to a specific market (one company). You are the product. In order to market yourself, a cover letter must:
      • Add a personal touch to your application, giving the reader some insight into you as an individual.
    • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Highlight and explain specific relevant points in your resume.
      • Answer the question, "Why should you hire me?"
      • Serve as an example of your written communication style.
    • Topics :
      • What is a Cover Letter?
      • How to write ?
      • What is the format?
      • What is the purpose?
      • What should a Cover Letter do?
      • Sample Cover Letter
    • Ms. Susan Smith Vice President Account Director Acme Advertising 1234 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10502 Dear Ms. Smith: Bob Randall, senior vice president of media at Jones Advertising, suggested that I write to you. I met with him recently to talk about media as a possible career option and he was very helpful. He suggested that you might be able to provide some insight into the opportunities in account services. I am a senior at New York University majoring in English literature. My interest in an advertising career is a result of work I did as a volunteer on Senator Hillary Clinton's election campaign and my subsequent internship at Jack Morris Advertising. I would like a few minutes of your time to explore the role of account services, what a typical day is like, the kinds of problems you encounter and the most rewarding part of your job. I know your time is valuable. I will call next week to arrange a brief meeting. Sincerely, Jane Smart