How to write your Cover Letter
A cover letter is ideal for providing specific examples that prove you have the skills and experience listed on your resume. Often, employers expect to receive cover letters even though they did not stipulate the need for a cover letter in their job advertisements.
Below is a sample template that you might want to adapt when applying for a job.
Dear <Name>, I am writing in regard to your job opening of <Target Role>. As a candidate with extensive experience in <job title>, I am highly skilled in <Hard Skills to JD>. The opportunity to join <Organization> greatly interests me because <Reasons>. As a holder of <Degrees, Certs>I can competently execute <JD Responsibilities>. I believe that I would make a valuable asset to your team and I offer my resume for your review. As per my professional summary, my qualities and experience make me highly suitable for the role of <Target Role>. I am highly regarded for <Transferable Skills>. I am proficient in <Systems>. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated the highest levels of service and commitment to the mission of any organization I have worked for. <List 3-4 achievements relevant to the JD>. Thus, if you are looking for a well grounded <Job Title> please contact me to arrange an interview. I am eager to learn more about how your organization can benefit from my contribution. I thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,
- Use a “sincerely” synonym.
- Don’t get too informal.
- Sign-off with your full name