A neglected area of job hunting is writing a good cover letter.

As a Job Seeker you may find writing the cover letter for different jobs very difficult. However, a well-written cover letter can very well be the key factor that distinguishes you from other job seekers.

At best, a cover letter can help a job-seeker stand out from the pack. At worst, it can make a promising candidate seem like an uncreative cut-and-paster. Sadly, the vast majority of cover letters read essentially the same: (Rereads of resumes that ramble on while repeating the obvious.)
Of course, the Internet is full of tips and tutorials on writing a cover letter, but few of them give much useful information other than the obvious (“Use good grammar!”).

A quality cover letter not only shows your potential employers that you value their employment opportunity, but it also demonstrates to them that you can communicate effectively. Here are some tips on how to carve out that impressive cover letter that will capture your potential employer’s attention.

Keep it short : Less is more

Address Nobody: Sometimes, you don’t know exactly who you should be addressing your letter to. Nix the generic and bland “Dear Hiring Manager” or “To Whom It May Concern”. If you absolutely don’t know who you should be addressing, then don’t address anybody. Instead, just jump right into the body of the letter.

Send it in PDF: You have more control on how it appears on someone’s screen.

Never ever, ever use the following phrase: “My name is ___, and I am applying for the position as ____”. They already know this, and you’ll sound inexperienced.

For more information on cover letter & C.V writing which will ensure you stand out from the crowd, contact us today:


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