The Necessity of a Job Cover Letter

The Necessity of a Job Cover Letter
Write or not write a job cover letter? Is not that useless today? Do or do not HR staff read the cover letter? Are they expecting him at all?

Between the applicants, I occasionally come through the opinion that the cover letter is now a thing of past. That no one reads him anyway, so why mess with him.

What about HR?

It is not possible to determine exactly what percentage of HR professionals expect and really read the cover letter and what percentage do not care about the cover letter. However, from my own experience and interviews with HR professionals, I realize that:

- Numerous of those who do not read the cover letter do not read them mainly because what they receive are NOT cover letters, but meaningless texts that their authors mistake for cover letters.

- Those who read cover letters seldom come through anything that the cover letter at least resembles?

So, the argument that no one reads a cover letter is just an excuse. Most HR professionals are pleased to count if they receive a REAL cover letter. Even those who do not expect it will surely be pleasantly surprised.

It is necessary for you to obtain the job done with a cover letter, because you can acquire a lot?.

A cover letter can assist you obtain into an interview

However, if you create it and send it in a accurate way A TRUE MOTIVATIONAL letter can be created and sent by less than 10% of applicants.

What is the aim of a cover letter?

The cover letter is called motivation because the candidate has to express in it what motivates him to apply for position and why he wants to work for this employer. It is an exaggeration to say that it is also motivating to motivate the HR specialist to read your resume with more interest.

What is not a cover letter?

- A brief paragraph where you write only what position you're responding to and that there's a resume in appendix.

- Pre-prepared text, where there're only general phrases and you only alter the addressee's address, position name and company.

- Comprehensive list of your knowledge, skills, experience?

So what should a cover letter really look like?

- At the beginning, state which position you're responding to.

- In the first sentence, capture - write who you are. In your self-definition, utilize ONE strong argument, ideally one that meets the requirements of position.

- In the next sentence, write why you want to work in this position - no general phrases, no cotton wool. Write humanly why you're interested in this job, WHAT MOTIVES YOU?

- Also, write why you want to work for this company. Again, prevent phrases and write what makes this organization interesting for you. If you're sending a resume to a recruitment agency, write what you're interested in in field where the employer works.

- Write a maximum of 3 arguments as to why you're the best candidate, what is your greatest advantage for employers. Choose particularly those arguments that meet the requirements of position.

- Finally, state that you're looking forward to a personal meeting and inform that you're attaching a resume.

The letter shouldn't exceed one half of a A4 page. Copy the text of letter and paste it into the body 'message' of e-mail. Attach your resume as an attachment.

Occasionally in ad you come through the request 'Send cover letter?' Is there a difference?

It is not. It is just a 'confusion' of terms. The employer states that he wants a cover letter, but in fact expects a cover letter.

Create a cover letter for each position, new and original

ALWAYS contain it in e-mail, even if it is not directly requested in resume. Why? This will assist you tremendously.

When you display your motivation, the HR will pay far more attention to your resume. Rather, he decides to invite a candidate who really knows why he's applying for position and who knows why he wants to work for this employer. He may even be curious to meet this candidate in person?

Are you really sending a cover letter? What is your experience with a cover letter? Share in comments below the article

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