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BRAND
ON TOP
LETTER
of the interview pile 
& achievements.
your
COVER
to put you
The Statistics:
say the Cover Letter
is m...
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Brand Your Cover Letter to put you On Top of the Interview Pile

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One of the most difficult documents in the world to get right...The Cover Letter. Here's the essentials...short, sharp and shiny...to put you on top of the interview pile.

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Brand Your Cover Letter to put you On Top of the Interview Pile

  1. 1. BRAND ON TOP LETTER of the interview pile  & achievements. your COVER to put you The Statistics: say the Cover Letter is more important than the résumé will reject a candidate due to poor grammar or a spelling mistake Employers* regard  Cover Letters as just as important as the résumé remove applicants from consideration if their Cover Letter is too long The Strategy: to the seniority of the role. Make it  specific... generic letters offend hirers. Write a letter... even if one is not requested. Match the content... Paint a warm, rich picture... of your suitability. the formality of your résumé. Demonstrate... you can write correctly & persuasively. The Look: Include more than 5 - 7 bullet points Use old style fonts:  DONT'S... One page: wide margins & short paragraphs Modern font & correct size: Calibri 11pt, Corbel 11pt, Century Gothic 10pt The Match: key words and them throughout  your letter. sprinkle Specify distinct elements from your experience/ qualifications that from the job advertisement Identify 5-6 the job. Be Use exact The Charm Offensive: Convince them Avoid sterile, bland language. Sound like a real human being. Write in a professionally chatty way. Find a link between you & them. you really want to work there. The Conventions: Do's... Include their name, title & address Address them by name, starting with 'Dear...' End letter with 'Yours Sincerely' Dont's... Include your address details Use old fashioned style Use slang or abbreviations DO'S... THE BEST Cover Letters are infused with energy, and details of skills personality precise. where you have worked. match and company names 1000 40% 1000 76% 1000 23% 1000 43% Times New Roman, Arial or cursive fonts job titles you have held The Outcome? Your letter... the balance of power to you so so Swings that they start to think... "Wow, this applicant looks great! Can't wait to read the résumé!" For Expert Career Tips... Follow Us! Catherine Cunningham Sources: the career consultancycareerconsult.com.au @katy1mary1 the career consultancy *www.careersavvy.co.uk / totaljobs.com / prospects.ac.uk / reed.co.uk / dummies.com Complement...

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