Letter Format / January 1, 2019 / Lola Rodriquez
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.
If for example you are applying for a writing job you will need a sample of a writer s resume and not a spin off from an unrelated field. Different jobs have different needs. If at all possible you can also do research on the company you are applying for and detect what type of resume and cover letters clicks with them. This may be some information that is difficult to obtain but well worth all the sacrifice and hassles. Your chosen resume and cover letter sample must be flexible and something that you can easily customize to suit your needs. This is one of the best ways to ensure that your final submission will not just be the usual resume that do not get past the screening and shortlisting of applicants.
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.