Do You Need to Write a Cover Letter Along With the Resume?
How to write a cover letter?Text usually contains two paragraphs.
First paragraph introduces you to the reader (recruitment consultant or HR Manager). You could write following:
- explain your reason to address him/her
For example: “I am kindly asking you to look at my credentials for the marketing position in your company” or “I am very interested in the temporary projects in your Department”.
- give some short information about yourself
For example: “Currently I am finishing my last semester in Financial Academy and in June I will get a degree in Accounting”.
- include information showing your knowledge of this company
For example: “Working for a long time as a practicing cardiologist, I am very well-acquainted with these pharmaceuticals and I know that your company has the leading positions in this sector”.
In the second paragraph briefly describe how your experience, skills and knowledge could be useful for the potential employer’s company.
Finishing your letter to the potential employer, try to initiate the contact. Let them know where, when and how you could be reached and express your interest in dialogue.
Conclusion: cover letter should reflect your interest in getting the job in this specific company, also leaving a good impression for the reader and increase chances to have your resume read.