A Professional Cover Letter
When applying for a particular job, along with hundreds of applicants, this could be your first and last chance to ''sell'' your unique talents and skills to the employer. To ensure success, you need to follow certain rules:
- Your presentation must be excellent and striking: The entire package revolves around the idea of properly presenting yourself to the employer. A cover letter that has a good format, is organized, and has a font which is professional and of a readable size, is sure catch the reader’s attention.
- An effective introduction: Employers do not have time to meet each applicant personally, but are more interested in what the applicants can do for your company. You must have an effective introduction to capture the attention of your employer, and must maintain the employer's interest in reading the full letter.
- Communicate your knowledge and work experience with concrete results: Providing information without any proof is of no good. Everything you write must be supported with substantial proof. Make sure to include numbers, percentages, ratios, and anything that would make your information concrete. Tangible benefits you can contribute to the company are important and you need to constantly provide solid proof of your achievements.
- Language: Keep your cover letter as simple as possible. Be clear, concise and direct. No one really has the time or patience to read and then to decipher the meaning of a four line long sentence. Short sentences work very well to retain the attention of the reader. So a cover letter with a clear structure and that which is easy to read will do wonders.
- Personalize your letter: One of the most important things you could do while writing a cover letter is to give a personal touch to the letter. You need to capture the employer’s attention by promoting trust for yourself.