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Tips for Writing a Perfect Cover Letter

Don’t copy your resume

Your cover letter is not copy of your resume so don’t include the information already stated in your resume. Find out different tactics to communicate your skills in unique way. You may include some highlights from your resume but don’t copy what is already mentioned in resume.

Catchy beginning and ending

You have to sell yourself so make the first paragraph of your cover letter very meaningful. Don’t waffle; just keep the paragraph short and precise. Describe the reason how you are different from other candidates and how you can be valuable asset for the organization. Finish your cover letter with a call to action for an interview and let them know that you are available.

Discuss organization & job

Do some research about employer and tell them what attracts you most towards them. Include some information about company and reveal how you can be best match for this particular job.

 Include numbers

Along with qualitative evidence of your skills, try to include some quantitative figures. Pick out the most relevant skills matching the job description and disclose them in outstanding manner. Include some real examples and give solid numbers wherever you can.

Reveal your personality

Cover letter is reflection of your personality so make sure that it reveal how enthusiastic and ambitious you are. Add dynamic verbs for describing your skills (e.g. motivated, instilled etc. for describing teaching skills).

Limit to 1 page

Most of the employers prefer that cover letter should not exceed 1 page. It is an acceptable way of introducing yourself and drawing attention of employers so keep it to the point. Make sure that it is brief and clearly portray your true picture.

Stay professional

Write your cover letter in professional manner. Use professional language and reflect originality in your letter. Avoid grammatical or typo mistakes. Keep it simple and avoid using raw language. Although complicated words sound interesting but it can give an impression that you have copied the letter and have no personal emotions attached.

Getting your dream job is considered very challenging in this competitive environment. You have to think out of the box to differentiate yourself. Put an effort on your cover letter and just wait for the results.