Résumé, check! The second part will be a cover letter. Remember the main objective is to introduce yourself and to briefly summarize your professional background. A good motivation letter says a lot of professionalism. Keep in mind that a cover letter is a supplement of your résumé. In brief, a cover letter should explain the match between your background, organization, and motivation. Don’t tell your life story!
First of all, one page of A4. Again: short and sweet. Briefly start the cover letter with the job opportunity. Next, write about the gained interests in the field, the experience, and the affection with sector. Companies love themselves! Write about the affection with this company in particular. For instance, talk about the company culture. Also, write about the job. Show that you know what you are applying for! Furthermore, prove to them that you are skilled! Interest the recruiter in hiring you by telling something interesting.
There are some big and common mistakes! Yes, it happens a lot: the wrong job and/ or company. The result: exit! Again: companies are unique and love themselves. So don’t go off-topic and don’t talk about yourself too much. Also, avoid the words ‘I hope’. Keep in mind you are the best candidate and pro-active!
3. Extra tips & tricks
I know you’re thinking it and I will say it… You love me! Here are some useful tips and tricks to write a killer cover letter! Firstly, small details can make larger impact. Avoid the common phrase: “Dear hiring manager”. Do prior research and try to address the hiring manager. Also, add big public actual announcements! Maybe they had a part in it. Lastly, sports show stamina and is a good conversation starter!
P.S. Ready to send your CV and cover letter? Let your roommate do a last minute spelling and grammar check, and don’t forget to send you CV and cover letter in PDF! I’ve got your back.
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– Dave van der Heiden