How To Write A Cover Letter (Example Included)

Rainie good cover letter is a crucial

step in the job search process yet many

people don't write one or put in the

time to write an effective one so how do

you write the perfect cover letter this

short video will give you the necessary

steps to create an effective cover

letter that lands you interviews we

often hear people ask do I need to send

a cover letter the answer is yes you

should always send a cover letter unless

the job posting says otherwise the point

of the cover letter is to give a bit of

an introduction as to who you are your

interest in the position and why you'd

think you'd make a good fit it also adds

a human touch to the plain old boring

resume okay so let's get started first

thing we're going to cover is the format

and then we'll cover things you

absolutely need to mention if you want

your cover letter to stand out from the

hundreds of other job seekers okay let's

take a look at how a cover letter should

be formatted as you see in our template

the header should have your name contact

number and email you can keep it similar

to the header on your resume but omit

your mailing address you should then

include the receivers name title company

name and address if you can't find the

name of the hiring manager don't include

it you can start the letter as dear

hiring manager but always try to make an

effort to find out the hiring manager in

charge you should try to keep your cover

letter between half a page to two thirds

of a page long remember that most

employers spend less than a minute going

through your resume and cover letter no

one wants to read an in-depth page long

cover letter three paragraphs is a good

length and we'll go through what each

paragraph should contain will then show

you an example of an excellent cover

letter paragraph one should be an

introduction to who you are and the

position you're applying for include

where or how you found the opening the

title and job ID if there is one should

also lead into the next paragraph by

stating a brief summary of your

qualifications or your interest in the

position the second paragraph should

discuss your qualifications and

achievements which show why you're a

good fit for the position remember that

you want to stand out from the hundreds

of other candidates that are applying

for the job so don't just give a few

examples of what you did in your last

position show how you went above and

beyond mention a few examples of

quantifiable or measurable achievements

in your career

use compelling language and don't repeat

the information your resume try to bring

your experience to life and this will

encourage the reader to look into your

resume in more detail and the

third and last paragraph close up by

saying that you feel you're a good fit

based upon your qualifications remember

you should include a call of action

which in this case would be inviting you

to an interview and the last thing you

should do is thank them for taking the

time out to consider you let's put this

template into action here's an example

of a great cover letter hi Susan I'm

reading to express my interest in the

accounting position you have open on

your company website with the job ID 1 1

2 2 0 I'm a certified public accountant

and confident that my experience and

skill set would be a great match for

this position I have a strong knowledge

of accounting principles backed by

experience I've gained in the last 12

years my previous position I managed the

accounting of a financial consulting

firm with over thirty million dollars in

revenue not only met expectations but

exceeded them by increasing cash flow by

four million dollars I helped achieve

this by changing our account receivable

policy and negotiating better contracts

there's more in depth on my experience

and skills in my resume which I would

appreciate you looking over I am certain

that my experience and skill set would

make me a great candidate for this

position as well as a great asset to

your company please give me a call at

the number above to schedule an

interview at your convenience I

appreciate your consideration and look

forward to hearing from you soon

sincerely John Smith so there you have

it remember these three points in your

resume who you are your qualifications

and how they can benefit the employer

and a call to action asking to schedule

an interview thanks for watching and to

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