How to Find the Gold Hidden in a Cover Letter Template

Posted June 26, 2012 by

collegerecruiter.comA general search run in any search engine of your choice will lead to a number of results. Especially if you are looking for cover letter samples to follow up, then the task is extremely difficult, as you will not know what to choose and what to let go of. This entire experience can be extremely frustrating as many nice looking cover letter samples may lead to unwanted results.

A cover letter is a very important part of one’s search for that perfect job. You may apply to a thousand places but none of them may call you for an interview to initiate further dialogue if your cover letter is not impressive enough. In fact, it is your cover letter that sets you apart from those thousands of people who are also applying to the same job as you are. Some of them may have the same qualification as you do, and some may have an even better qualification and profile to boast of. But your cover letter alone will make all the difference and make sure you are selected and short listed for an interview over those many others.

Now we give you some guidelines that you may follow while drafting your cover letter:

The first thumb rule to be kept in mind while drafting the cover letter for yourself is that you must not fake anything. Being yourself is the best you can do, and should do. You don’t need to use bombastic words to get your point across. You just need to be genial and come across as a person who knows where he is going. Do not overdo anything.
On the basis of your cover letter those reading it will judge your personality and how enthusiastic you are to work with them. If you make your letter reflect that, it would be a nice start. Make sure you include all the essential details like your date of birth, your contact number, address, email, etc, for them to get back to if they like your cover letter. Leaving out any of those details will be a sign of gross negligence, and will not make a good impression.
Finally, keep it simple. The letter must not be long winding and boring. Hat is a sing of unprofessional behavior and shows you have no respect for other people’s time. Keep the letter short, crisp, professional, incorporate all that you want to say, and your job is done.

Author: Adam Spencer


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