2019 Cover Letter Examples Writing Tips Cover Letter Example For A Career Change
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Anyone who has read a few of my articles will know that I do not place much emphasis on resumes and by extension cover letters. I am a big believer that the most effective job search strategies revolve around networking and using contacts to land interview opportunities. Nevertheless there is certainly a place for cover letters and resumes in this process. Of the two for my money the cover letter is the more important. Why? Because the cover letter is the approach. In relationship terms how many guys have ended up punting because they blew the approach? The best resume written with scintillating panache will mean nothing if the reader cannot get past the cover letter.
Resumes do not play an important role before the interview. o It provides recruitment officers a sneak peek into what kind of a person you are prior to the interview. o It provides you with a way to outline your qualifications and your interest without having to engage in a personal conversation with the recruitment officer. To further contradict the misconception of the resume being more important it is actually the cover letter that decides whether your application goes into the "For Interview" stack or to the paper shredder and the trash bin. Cover letters that recruitment officers don t find satisfactory surely ends into the latter.
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If a cover letter includes information about the company and the applicant uses that cover letter to share how the company information affects the individual an employer is going to be impressed. For example one may write in their cover letter that the company has produced product A and B for Y amount of years. Then the Intern can relay their experience with the product and why they want to support a company who makes it. A cover letter which demonstrates personality and creativity is more likely to be noticed than one who simply states "I would like this Intern. I am qualified because..." in so many words. An Intern cover letter also has to show an applicant s attitude and communication skills. If a cover letter reflects a well thought out structure and an innovative approach then the proof of a potential Intern s qualifications are in the pudding! One of the aspects a cover letter usually lacks especially for an Intern is being straight forward. In the past people have been encouraged not to come across as too forward.