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4 Effective Cover Letters


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4 Effective Cover Letters

  1. 1. Effective Cover Letters
  2. 2. How To Write A Cover Letter - Rules <ul><li>Give enough information to interest the reader, don’t </li></ul><ul><ul><li>overwhelm. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research the company. Address the letter to a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>specific person. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Answer an ad if you have 50% of the skills or background that the ad requires. </li></ul><ul><li>Mention the person who referred you if appropriate. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How To Write A Cover Letter - Contents <ul><li>Your address, city, state, postcode, and telephone number. </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Name, title, company, address, city, state, and postcode of person you’re writing to </li></ul><ul><li>Greeting </li></ul>
  4. 4. How To Write A Cover Letter - Contents <ul><li>Paragraph 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you want. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you know about the organization. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mention enclosure of your resume. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paragraph 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concise overview of work history and skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that will help you perform the job. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paragraph 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State confidence in your ability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give information on how you can be contacted. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How To Write A Cover Letter - Contents <ul><li>Paragraph 4: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Express appreciation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Closing, signature, and typed name </li></ul><ul><li>End with </li></ul><ul><li>Yours sincerely </li></ul><ul><li>Your name </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your name Address Email and phone Date Name and address of person you are sending letter to Dear Mr. or Ms or To Whom It May Concern Re: Jon reference or job name I wish to apply for the position recently advertised…. 1 space between paragraphs Yours sincerely Your name
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  8. 8. <ul><li> Julie Black </li></ul><ul><li> 23 Smith Street </li></ul><ul><li>Woodridge QLD 4216 </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Jason Peterson </li></ul><ul><li>Store Manager </li></ul><ul><li>ABC Shop </li></ul><ul><li>22 Woodville Street </li></ul><ul><li>Woodridge QLD 4216 </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Mr Peterson </li></ul><ul><li>I wish to apply for the recently advertised position of store assistant that was advertised on </li></ul><ul><li>I have worked in retail for the past 5 years and have a Certificate 11 in Retail operations. My experience includes client contact, restocking shelves, stock take, EFPTOS, cash and credit card transactions. My customer service skills are very good. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe I would make an excellent addition to your store. I am available immediately, have my own transport and am prepared to work a 7 day roster. </li></ul><ul><li>My resume is enclosed and I look forward to hearing from you. </li></ul><ul><li>Yours sincerely </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Black </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Black </li></ul><ul><li>Att: </li></ul><ul><li>Use a minimum of 12 size font and keep to one page </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>That’s all! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for coming </li></ul><ul><li>today </li></ul><ul><li>Look forward to seeing </li></ul><ul><li>you next session </li></ul>