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Cover Letter
Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format?  </li></ul...
What is a Cover Letter? <ul><li>Cover letters are simply a letter of introduction.  In these letters you are explaining wh...
Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format?  </li></ul...
How to write? <ul><li>1. Opening Paragraph  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Briefly outline your current position  </li></ul><ul><li>...
How to write? <ul><li>1.  Opening Paragraph   </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the purpose of the letter.  </li></ul>
How to write? <ul><li>2. Briefly outline your current position   </li></ul><ul><li>Outline your current status and what sk...
How to write? <ul><li>3. Candidate Suitability  </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on your qualifications, skills and experience rele...
How to write? <ul><li>4. Closing Paragraph  </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate action, e.g. “I will call you on Friday between 9-9...
Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format?   </li></u...
What is the format?  <ul><li>One typed sheet of A4 paper only.  </li></ul><ul><li>Refers to where you identified the job: ...
<ul><li>Highlights your suitability. Reflect the needs of the company as outlined in the advertisement or job description ...
Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format?  </li></ul...
What is purpose? <ul><li>An introduction from you to the recruiter.  </li></ul><ul><li>A chance for you to stand out from ...
Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format?  </li></ul...
What should a Cover Letter do? <ul><li>1. Get the potential employer to read  </li></ul><ul><li>your resume. </li></ul><ul...
What should a Cover Letter do? <ul><li>Cover letters are like sales pitches targeted to a specific market (one company). Y...
What should a Cover Letter do? <ul><li>Highlight and explain specific relevant points in your resume.  </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format?  </li></ul...
Ms. Susan Smith Vice President Account Director Acme Advertising 1234 Madison Avenue New York, NY   10502 Dear Ms. Smith: ...
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  1. 1. Cover Letter
  2. 2. Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a Cover Letter do? </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Cover Letter </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Cover Letter? <ul><li>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.  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a Cover Letter do? </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Cover Letter </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to write? <ul><li>1. Opening Paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>2. Briefly outline your current position </li></ul><ul><li>3. Candidate Suitability </li></ul><ul><li>4. Closing Paragraph </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to write? <ul><li>1. Opening Paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the purpose of the letter.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to write? <ul><li>2. Briefly outline your current position </li></ul><ul><li>Outline your current status and what skills you have that are relevant to the job.   </li></ul><ul><li>  Highlight what you achieved in your previous position that would bring value to the role. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to write? <ul><li>3. Candidate Suitability </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on your qualifications, skills and experience relevant to the job. Specify your interest in the Position/Company </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to write? <ul><li>4. Closing Paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate action, e.g. “I will call you on Friday between 9-9.30am, to discuss this position further.” . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a Cover Letter do? </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Cover Letter </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is the format? <ul><li>One typed sheet of A4 paper only. </li></ul><ul><li>Refers to where you identified the job: &quot;I enclose my CV in response to your advertisement in...&quot;. Outlines your current situation: &quot;I am due to graduate with a X degree in 200x&quot;. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Highlights your suitability. Reflect the needs of the company as outlined in the advertisement or job description and indicate your 'match' of skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Concludes &quot;I am available for interview at your convenience' or 'between dates X and Y'&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Type or print your name underneath your signature. </li></ul>What is the format?
  13. 13. Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a Cover Letter do? </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Cover Letter </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is purpose? <ul><li>An introduction from you to the recruiter. </li></ul><ul><li>A chance for you to stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of being chosen for interview. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a Cover Letter do? </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Cover Letter </li></ul>
  16. 16. What should a Cover Letter do? <ul><li>1. Get the potential employer to read </li></ul><ul><li>your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Combined with your resume, get </li></ul><ul><li>them interested enough to schedule </li></ul><ul><li>an interview with you. </li></ul>
  17. 17. What should a Cover Letter do? <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>Add a personal touch to your application, giving the reader some insight into you as an individual. </li></ul>
  18. 18. What should a Cover Letter do? <ul><li>Highlight and explain specific relevant points in your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question, &quot;Why should you hire me?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as an example of your written communication style. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Topics : <ul><li>What is a Cover Letter? </li></ul><ul><li>How to write ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the format? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a Cover Letter do? </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Cover Letter </li></ul>
  20. 20. 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
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