Cover Letter Tool

Cover Letter Tool

A resume cover letter gives you an opportunity to describe how your specific skills and accomplishments uniquely qualify you for the job.

Sell yourself!

The cover letter purpose is to obtain an interview, not tell a lengthy story. The focus should be on your interest in the position, your qualifications, and setting up an interview.

Use the below letter template to assist you in developing a great cover letter

 

Dear Mr (or Ms) last name,

Start your cover letter with a statement that establishes a connection with your reader, a probing question, or a quotable quote. Briefly say what job you are applying for.

The mid-section of your cover letter should be one or two short paragraphs that make relevant points about your qualifications. You should not summarise your resume! You may incorporate a column or bullet point format here. Choose some qualifications that really target the position you are going after. Do not go overboard and save some information for the interview.

Your last paragraph should initiate action by explaining what you will do next (eg, call the employer) or instigate the reader to contact you to set up an interview. Close your cover letter by saying “thank you.”

Yours sincerely

Your name

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