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One of the most essential requirements of any company is a cover letter. A cover letter shows different types of skills rather than the ones you wrote on your resume. First of all, it sums up your resume and gives you a chance to express yourself and your achievements, and second, it helps you market your experience.
Some people are not aware of how to write cover letters, especially fresh graduates, and some others wrote one a long time ago and have been sending it out to every job vacancy.
This is why today we bring 5 useful tips to help evaluate and write your cover letter.
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1- Do Your Research
The first thing you should do before writing a cover letter to a certain company is gather as much information as you can about it.
Check the company’s social media platforms as they will give you an idea about the work culture, you can also check its website to know more about its vision, slogan, goals, and values. All of this information should guide you while you write the cover letter. Write about how you and the company share similar visions, goals, and even work culture.
2- The Job Description Is Your Source Of Inspiration
Use the requirements written in the job description in your cover letter.
These requirements are what the company wants in the candidate, therefore, you have to use them in your cover letter, you have to be what the company is looking for. You can also list your skills and achievements based on the requirements of the job.
3- Give Them What They Want
Writing a cover letter is like marketing yourself, you have to let them know how you will benefit them and benefit from them.
Talk about the company itself in the cover letter, not its achievements, but how it is the right place for you and that it can help you develop and improve. Think of what the managers want in a candidate, if you were a manager, what would you be looking for? The answer to this question will help you figure out what to write in the cover letter.
4- Be Their Number One Choice
Whatever they wrote in the description, show them that you have already done that in your previous jobs.
You have to understand the requirements well and then state that you already achieved them or similar tasks in your previous jobs; this will show them that what they want in a candidate exit in you and that what they want to achieve will be an easy task when they hire you.
So, don’t just talk about your career path, make them feel that you’re the one they need.
5- Keep A Professional Tone
You have to watch your tone while writing the cover letter, you don’t want to give the wrong impression.
Don’t sound desperate in your cover letter, like this is the only job for you, and also don’t sound unprofessional or arrogant, like you’re the only one who’s right for this position. Be professional and humble, and make them feel that you’re right for this job through your achievements and success.
Remember, a cover letter completes your resume, sometimes it’s not enough to just send out your CV, many companies require a cover letter and it can be the reason why they ask you for an interview.