Connect with us

Markets & Finance

When You Would Need A Cover Letter

The main concept behind a cover letter is to tell a job, internship, academic program (really anything you’re applying for that requires a cover letter) why, specifically, you’re the right fit for them.

In a job posting, there will usually be a list of characteristics that they are looking for in candidates, such as punctual, works well in a team, problem-solving skills, you get the idea! Depending on what the company values, or what the company culture is (you can find this on their website, under an “our values” section or a “company culture” section.

If you can’t find this on their website, do your research! those characteristics can change. It’s important not only to know what they are looking for in a candidate but to familiarize yourself with the company itself.

When writing a cover letter, have an introduction, a body that pinpoints 2-3 characteristics, and a closing sentence. In the introduction, express your enthusiasm for applying for the position, and introduce your work experience. For example:

  “It’s with great enthusiasm that I am expressing my interest in (insert job title.) In my time as a (insert previous job role/roles) I learned (insert skills relevant to what you are applying for.) I believe I am the ideal candidate for this position because…”

In the body, focus on 2-3 things that the employer is looking for in that job position. While there will be many things you could write about, pick whatever you think you offer the most of as a candidate. When writing on each topic, elaborate how, in specifics, you accomplished them.

   “I exhibited excellent teamwork skills at (insert old employer here) when I was asked to oversee a project with a strict deadline and a quick turnaround.”

This shows that you have evidence to support your claim. It gives you the opportunity to show how experienced you are and sometimes even how much work you’re willing to put into the job or program.

For the conclusion, keep it short and simple. Be polite and thank them for their time. One of the best phrases to use is:

     “Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to speaking with you about the opportunity to work with your team.”

All things considered, you don’t want to say too much or too little. It can be difficult to find the right balance and still be able to present yourself on paper as the amazing employee you know you are. You have one page to make a good first impression! Focus on what is most import to your prospective employer and what is most important to you. When you find common values, find a way to incorporate your experience into what they are looking for. You are trying to give the best possible impression on paper, so make it count!

If you are applying to a foreing institution, it may be a good idea to write them in their language. This will tell them that you are willing to adapt to the organization’s culture.

The tips above will work too, no matter the language. For example, in order to research the organization before writing, in Spanish see “nuestros valores” or “la cultura de la empresa.”

Appearance is also key, so don’t be caught with simple grammar and spelling mistakes! If you need a Spanish proof reading service, I’m here to help.

 

Check more trending posts.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

Elevating Your Writing Skills With These Simple Steps Elevating Your Writing Skills With These Simple Steps
Education1 day ago

Elevating Your Writing Skills With These Simple Steps

Writing skills are an essential part of communication and is not something that naturally comes from within. You have to...

When to Replace Your Car’s Tires and How to See The Warning Signs When to Replace Your Car’s Tires and How to See The Warning Signs
Autos2 days ago

When to Replace Your Car’s Tires and How to See The Warning Signs

Trying to get by with tires that may be long past their prime can lead to many problems. Worn tires...

4 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Hire An SEO Company 4 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Hire An SEO Company
Business4 days ago

4 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Hire An SEO Company

Starting a small business is a very noble endeavor. It takes a lot of courage to step away from the...

What Effects Would Artificial Intelligence Have on the Future of Digital Marketing? What Effects Would Artificial Intelligence Have on the Future of Digital Marketing?
Tech1 week ago

What Effects Would Artificial Intelligence Have on the Future of Digital Marketing?

In the past few years, the wave of technology has drastically transformed digital marketing. From connecting with people to working...

Best Affiliate Marketing Software Of 2021 Best Affiliate Marketing Software Of 2021
Business2 weeks ago

Best Affiliate Marketing Software Of 2021

The best affiliate marketing software makes earning advertising revenue from your website quick and convenient. The next challenge is to...

When Is It Time For You to Declare Bankruptcy? When Is It Time For You to Declare Bankruptcy?
General2 weeks ago

When Is It Time For You to Declare Bankruptcy?

If you’ve reached a point where you can no longer pay your debts, you need to file for bankruptcy protection....

Paying More For The Same Flawed Healthcare Insurance Paying More For The Same Flawed Healthcare Insurance
Law3 weeks ago

Paying More For The Same Flawed Healthcare Insurance

Chances are, you are paying more for your health insurance this year than last year. You may well wonder, why...

Conveyor Belt Systems: 6 Ways to Improve Efficiency Conveyor Belt Systems: 6 Ways to Improve Efficiency
Business3 weeks ago

Conveyor Belt Systems: 6 Ways to Improve Efficiency

You might think that conveyor belt systems cannot be improved because of the simplicity of their design. After all, how...

3D Rendering Terminology: Guide For Architects to Communicate With CG Artists 3D Rendering Terminology: Guide For Architects to Communicate With CG Artists
Tech1 month ago

3D Rendering Terminology: Guide For Architects to Communicate With CG Artists

When chipping away at a building representation project, a modeler and a 3D delivering worker for hire need to see...

Learn and Become A Professional DevOps Engineer! Learn and Become A Professional DevOps Engineer!
Tech1 month ago

Learn and Become A Professional DevOps Engineer!

Have you been having a tough time deciding what you want to do when you grow up? Once your school...

Debunking The Common Myths About Cosmetic Surgery Debunking The Common Myths About Cosmetic Surgery
Health1 month ago

Debunking The Common Myths About Cosmetic Surgery

Just a few years back, plastic surgery was thought to be some kind of sorcery or something that existed in...

Home Improvement1 month ago

How to Choose The Right Type Of Flooring For Your New Home

Building a house from scratch can be a tedious and stressful process even though you know you are doing something...

3 Ways To Style An Oversized White Shirt This Summer 3 Ways To Style An Oversized White Shirt This Summer
Lifestyle1 month ago

3 Ways To Style An Oversized White Shirt This Summer

If there is one staple item you need ready for your summer wardrobe, it’s an oversized white shirt. They are...

5 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Ring 5 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Ring
Lifestyle1 month ago

5 Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Ring

Your big day is coming up for your wedding day and you set the standards too high with your engagement...

What's That Thing Called? All You Need to Know About Your Car's Lift Struts What's That Thing Called? All You Need to Know About Your Car's Lift Struts
Autos2 months ago

What’s That Thing Called? All You Need to Know About Your Car’s Lift Struts

Imagine you’re out for grocery shopping or a weekend outing with family, and you need to load your shopping or...

Categories

Archives

Trending