Letter Format / January 1, 2019 / Margaret George
Regardless if you are American or British you still need a good covering letter. We all know that a hiring manager s time is valuable and spending it reviewing resumes (or CV s) is not how they want to spend their time. They are looking for reasons to cut the stack of resumes on their desk in half. For example a majority of the time if there is no cover letter the resume is not even looked at. This is a standard practice in American and also in Britain what s even worst is if there is a covering letter it s poorly written and doesn t pertain to the company or the position at all.
Addressing it to a "sir or madam" or even worse to "whom it may concern" is a surefire way to earn a ticket to nowhere fast. .Focus on the company and what you can do for the company. You are going to have to do your research for this one. Focus on showing the company that you understand them and their needs. Focus on selling yourself as the solution to their hiring needs. This can make a world of difference to a hiring manager. It shows you have a real interest in the company. There is no way a covering letter sample can do that for you. No matter how much you tweak one it s just not worth it.
How can a covering sample letter do that for you? There is just no amount of tweaking that you can do to a sample letter that will get that right. Your letter will just come across rushed and unorganized and even worse unfocused. Your covering letter sample would be on its way to becoming fast friends with the trash can or shredder. You re going to end your covering letter by making yourself readily available for that interview. This is the whole point of your covering letter. The interview is the opportunity you need to get the job. You are probably looking forward to hearing from them and letting them know that is no crime.