COVID-19 means that most INTERVIEWS will be conducted in remote. COVER LETTERS will now play a KEY role in initial screenings.
Do YOU know how to write one??
1. Name of hiring manager, recruiter etc. Dept. name.
2. Paragraph 1:
Which role you are applying for, and the “what” you are professionally with the “who” you are in terms of personal attributes, making you a suitable candidate for the role.
Cross-reference the Core Competencies and Achievements section of your resume, to answer the job requirements.
E.g. Which hard/transferable skills and achievements do you have that prove you are able to perform this role?
Mention 3 facts about the company and why they appeal to you. State how you will add value to the organization.
Thank the reader for his/her time and state that you are attaching your resume for their consideration.
Sign off: Name
Phone number, Email, LinkedIn URL
A cover letter to be 1 page; a cover email forms the body of the email – 400 words.
This is NOT a summary of your resume. Attach that.
SHOWCASE your amazing skills and experience and FLAUNT “why” you are a great candidate for the role!
Courtesy: Kirsty Bonner | #KB