Letter Format / December 26, 2018 / Katheryn Erickson
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.
Can an application letter you get online be original? That is highly doubtful. Your letter also needs to ask for the opportunity to be interviewed and needs to give the employer options to make that happen. Again would your sample application letter provide that? If I was a gambler I would bet the house that the answer would be no. Instead of using the internet to find a free application sample letter to pass off as your own use the internet to research how to write a effective application letter. Anything that has the word sample in it is meant to be just that. A sample. Something to sort of push you in the right direction.
Dare to go beyond the generic and do something more specific. Many people are afraid to show their goods in their covering letter sample. But actually this is big mistake. The covering letter sample is the best way to be able to communicate to your potential employer that you are capable experienced and highly qualified for the job. This is also the time to capitalize on your strengths. But make sure that what you will be placing in your covering letter sample is something that you can clearly justify and deliver to your client should he or she ask for it. For example if you say that you have a certain skill that is good for the job you are applying for be willing to attach samples that will prove this.