Let’s have a look that what should be included and avoided in your cover letter:
• Firstly, explain yourself that why you are best for the company? State your skills and abilities that are required for the applying job. Connect your qualifications and professional experience with the job requirements.
• Provide two or three examples for showing that you can contribute a lot for the betterment of the company. It is good to show how enthusiastic and motivated you are about this job.
• Include your personal interests that link you with the company and the nature of work it does. Comment positively on company’s success or achievements and tell them about your warm thoughts regarding their performance.
• Make your letter super interesting by keeping it to the point. Always keep a professional and warm tone while writing.
• Use natural language without inserting clichés and expressions. Begin with ‘I can’ or ‘I have’ for showing positivity of your tone.
• Don’t use such words and phrases that point towards your weak personality or poor knowledge about certain things such as ‘some experience’ or ‘average knowledge.’ Also, use ‘I’ excessively while starting any sentence or paragraph.
If you want to know about the structuring of cover letter, then let’s have a look at the following:
• Your letter should not be more than a single page.
• Begin with your name, contact information and date.
• Your letter should address the relevant person instead of starting with Dear Sir/ Madam. In case you don’t know the name of that person, make a call and ask it as soon as possible.
• Start by telling that how you heard about this job. If you don’t want to tell the source, then state your job objective.
• Keep your cover letter concise, and don’t use more than four paragraphs.
• End by saying you are available for an interview, and are also willing to provide further information.
Cover letters play an important role in presenting your professional personality. Make it attractive and impressive for the employers and follow the above great tips for effective writing.