Why must I write a cover letter for the job?
Cover letters serve as an introduction to the prospective employer indicating the applicant’s interests and capability for the work
What are the major components of a cover letter?
A cover letter should be accompanied with your CV.
Your cover letter should be specific to the position you are applying for.
It must indicate your skills and experience in relation to those noted in the job posting.
Your cover letter is your first (and best) chance to make a good impression about yourself.
What should be the essential features of your cover letter?
The body of your cover letter lets the employer know what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow-up.
The first paragraph of your letter should include information on why you are writing. Mention the position you are applying for and where you found the job listing. Include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one.
The next section of your cover letter should describe what you have to offer the employer. Mention specifically how your qualifications match the job you are applying for. Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it.
Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position. Include information on how you will follow-up.
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