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Business Cover Letter writing
Once you have your resume prepared, you must focus on crafting out a professional business cover letter. Being one of the most important tools that will eventually lead you to an interview, you must not ignore its importance and should always include it when sending your resume. It serves the purpose of introducing you to the prospective employer and asking for an interview.

Rules to writing a successful business cover letter

Opening paragraph: In order to bring yourself to the attention of the reader, you may use any of the following.
  1. Name the opening
  2. Request an opening
  3. Question the availability of an opening
  4. Interest in the field and in the company
Remember that the opening paragraph is crucial for the effectiveness of the cover letter, and therefore, great care should be taken to make it clear in idea, to the point, and tremendously impactful. These beginning lines are what is actually going to determine whether the reader will go on with reading the rest of the letter and consider looking at your resume or not.

Middle paragraph: You need to provide plenty of reasons to the employer to invite you for an interview, and this is where you will give it to them. Include information such as the following:
  1. Work experience
  2. Responsibilities held in previous positions
  3. Contributions made by you
  4. Key accomplishments
Remember that this is where you are informing the reader about what you can do and providing proof for it. Hence, this paragraph should be carefully tailored with a logical progression and must by all means work to impress potential employers.

Closing paragraph: You have introduced yourself in the first paragraph. You have provided solid proof about what you can do and how valuable you can be to any company in the second paragraph. Now, in the third and the closing paragraph, you need to ensure that the reader takes a positive action after going through section. The following points should be included:
  1. Unique abilities and talents that puts you apart from other applicants.
  2. Make a sincere request for an interview
  3. Make the reader follow up by proving your complete contact details
Make sure to connect to the reader here, and mention how you can add value to their company or organization.

Remember that your business cover letter is an important job search tool. It allows you to disclose information that you cannot mention on your resume. So you need to make sure that there are no grammatical errors, the presentation is professional, and the language is simple and effective. With these in mind, you can go ahead and draft for yourself the perfect business cover letter.


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