Both employees and employers find matching the person to the job a difficult and frustrating experience. As an applicant, a good letter or resume' won't guarantee that you'll get the job, but they can help open the door.
The cover letter is usually the first thing the employer sees. Although the cover letter should be short, it must also be long enough to persuade the employer to review the resume' itself. A good idea is to mention the position you are applying for and one or two of your strongest selling points. This is an excellent tool to make a good first impression.
How to do it:
- Indicate what job you are applying for.
- Supply one or two items of experience.
- Mention your resume' is enclosed.
- Address the letter to the person hiring for the job.
- Tailor the letter to the job opening and company.
- Research the company/industry.
- Explain your knowledge pertinent to the field and the position's requirements.
- Describe your background and focus on relevance to their needs.
- Proofread document and have others review as well.
- Sign letter.