Letter Format / December 25, 2018 / Jan Levine
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.
Now all you have to do is wait for that phone to start ringing. Let me tell you you are going to be waiting a long long time for that call. Take heed of this application letter sample warning. While these sample letters can help guide you in how to write an application letter they should never be used as a substitution for your real work. Most employers review a countless amount of application letters and resumes daily. Do you really think that the free online application letter sample you "borrowed" is going to grab their attention? Chances are no. Is your application letter sample going to be original? Probably not.
Instead of spending the time trying to tweak a covering letter sample just write one yourself. It s much less of a headache and hassle. You also want to bring a little focus to your resume. You need to show in your covering letter that you meet their qualifications. Not only do you meet them you meet them better than anyone else. You need to sell yourself. You need to show the hiring manager that interviewing you is in the best interest of the company. You want to keep this simple but impressive. You don t have to go through every aspect of your resume. List only those that the hiring manager would want to know.