It is often said “references win you job”. I do agree with this statement to some extent but not completely. No doubt, if somebody knows you already would prefer to hire you but here I believe, a person can make someone to know him/her better in order to win a job. And this is where the role of a cover letter or introduction letter comes.
An introduction letter is a letter, attached with your CV, telling employer or manager about your traits i.e. making you suitable for some job. In this letter, you will be explaining to the employer or hirer about your personality characteristics in order to convince him/her to hire you. While writing you cover letter, you will have to understand the fact that it is the only chance you have to impress him/her to get a job. You don’t need to be extra conscious about this in fact there are some certain rules enabling you to write a job winning cover letter.
Characteristics of an Effective Cover Letter:
- Write to the Point
Well, you are not writing a letter to some of your pal or friend in fact it is a formal letter hence you got to be precise and to the point. Employers and business owners are always busy in making deals and earning profit, they would take maximum 10 minutes to go through your application hence a short, to the point and clear-cut letter is the key to success.
- Divide your Letter into Three Parts
- Explain why are you suitable for this job
- Conclude the Topic
A resume attached with this letter explains the hirer who you are hence putting on all those same details again over here would be waste of time. You will have to inscribe those things which are not included in the resume. Details that are enough to make an employer aware that how you are going to be the competent worker of his company.
Explaining yourself to be “most “suitable for job:
Here you will add details of your previous work in the same field. You can explain how your ex-boss and company owners were happy to have you at their place. Anyhow, if you don’t have the work experience in the relevant field you can go for explaining how are you intended to work in the company, you are applying for.
Conclude your letter:
In the end, pay salutations to the owner and then ask him to send you a feedback about your letter and job that you have applied for. Although, he may won’t send you any feedback but still nu rule it is formally necessary to ask for this.
Keep your tone Formal:
You are writing to someone by whom you require a favor i.e. giving you a job. Hence, don’t be too clingy or arrogant while composing it down. Be formal and precise, stick to your point and use gestures in your letter that represent you as a good natured person.
Format of the letter:
Format your cover letter in a way of business letter. You can go online and check for sample business letters. Keep the format same but transform the subject according to your requirement and voila, your cover letter is ready.
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