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Coverletter

  1. 1. Cover Letter
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. What is a Cover Letter?    a letter of introduction. explaining who you are and why you are writing to the resume reader. introduce yourself when you are requesting something of them, in this case an interview.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. How to write? 1. 2. 3. 4. Opening Paragraph Briefly outline your current position Candidate Suitability Closing Paragraph
  6. 6. How to write? 1. Opening Paragraph Outline the purpose of the letter.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. How to write? 3. Candidate Suitability Focus on your qualifications, skills and experience relevant to the job. Specify your interest in the Position/Company
  9. 9. 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.” .
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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".
  12. 12. What is the format?    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.
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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
  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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