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.
This is why your application would really need to stand out to the employer. It s doubtful that the application letter you found online is going to do that for you. A good application letter consists of a few key elements. Essentially it s what you can do for the employer. The letter should show why the employer would be making a mistake not calling you for at least a interview. Your application letter needs to highlight some key points in your resume specifically those points that qualify you for the job you are applying for. How is a letter that you found online going to do that? In order for your letter to get notice it needs to be original and show your passion for your work.
You want to provide them with many options of reaching out to you. Don t be afraid of asking for an interview. Don t be afraid of the hiring manager saying no it s not the end of the world. American or British applying for a job is something everyone does. You really want your covering letter to stand out from the rest and make that good impression on the hiring manager. Your covering letter is the preview to your CV. You leave your footprints all over. You will never find a sample covering letter that has YOU written all over it. ave you ever sent a complaint to a company about poor service you received and had no response? This scenario can be exceedingly frustrating as you begin to feel that the company does not listen to you and what you need to say to them.