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The Complete Cover Letter Writing Guide

#1 Search Further

Before creating a cover letter, it is best to take the time to find information regarding the company and find out more about the position you are applying for. You can use the information obtained in the letter without any problems.

#2 Your cover letter should reflect your personality.

Your cover letter should be consistent with the company and position you are submitting your resume to. It should reflect your style and personality.

#3 Choose a short and straightforward style.

The purpose of the cover letter is to show the recipient your motivation. Reject twisted and long sentences, go straight to the point. Easily explain what you expect and what you offer the employer.

When writing, mention only significant aspects, further details can be discussed during an interview. Make sure that your cover letter does not exceed the A4 format (one page).

#4 Focus on your strengths

Your goal is to get invited for an interview. Highlight your strengths at the beginning of your cover letter. Weaknesses will be checked soon. 

#5 When it comes to writing an effective letter, keep in mind your CV/resume.

Try not to write in the cover letter what you have already written in your CV. Present yourself interestingly and thus add value to the letter. However, do not mention activities that do not match the information provided in the resume. A cover letter and a CV are two documents that must complete and match each other.

#6 Find The Perfect Balance 

Of course, you need to present yourself on the positive side and convince the selection specialists that you are the one they are looking for. Still, do not be overconfident. You do not need too much modesty and humility.

#7 Be clear regarding your motivation.

Is this the job you want to do? Then clearly explain to the recruiter why they should choose you and not the other. Use all your efforts to persuade him. Explain the skills you need to perform the job.

#8 Talk about your professional goals.

Describe your future goals. Focus on the positive aspects of your career ambitions. Also, talk about your accomplishments and what you are proud of professionally.

#9 Strengthen your Statement 

Just to mention that you are organized and have a sense of responsibility is not enough. Try not to use common phrases and explain the reason why you are organized. Give examples.

#10 Directly address the addressee

Do you know the name of the HR manager? Then apply this knowledge and address them directly in the letter.


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