Most people in the world will require to write cover letters at one point in life. The most common of them all is when you seek a job. Cover letters are introductory letters that must not be confused with application letters. There is more information that can be captured in a cover letter than in an application letter.
How can one write an excellent cover letter? Guidelines that govern the writing of a cover letter are there. First of all capture your bio-data information perfectly. Include your address, email, phone number and your name. Ensure that they are all very clear. Next, write the details of the hiring personnel. This entails knowing the name to use which you should have researched.
If you address the cover letter to a specific manager or director then the recruitment panel will find you application serious. Use his or her name then include his or her title within the organization. It is also good to capture details of the company including address and email. The flow should have company data following your personal data.
Having had your addresses, proceed to your first paragraph which is primarily salutation. Do not use catchy phrases aimed at attracting unnecessary attention. Case in point is using the usual clich? of ‘dear Sir or Madam’. Introduce yourself by saying who you are professionally. Since your name is at the address you do not have to mention it again. This is a comical mistake that people make.
As you proceed with your introduction ensure that you create an impression of happiness for wanting the job. You can state some things that endear you to the company. Show that your excitement also extends to the job you potentially will get. Do also relate the job you are applying for with your skill set.
The most important part of a cover letter is the main body. Pitching for the job is done at this stage. Give evidence of your qualification for the job. Reiterate your skill sets that are related to the job you are applying for. Show in clear terms how your skills applied to the job will lead to growth of the company. Back this up with your previous work experience.
In conclusion show excitement again for the job you need. Also, let the recruitment panel know that you can avail yourself for an interview at any time. Use words that command respect such as ‘sincerely’ and ‘regards’ when signing off. When it comes to formatting a one inch margin all round the page with left aligning is preferable. Also use official fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial or Georgia in the entire letter.