Letter Format / December 28, 2018 / Pauline Sanchez
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.
Ultimately there comes a time when writing character reference letters where you have to seek any help you can get. Family and friends look up to you and place a lot of importance on a reference letter from you. Of course you can t let them down but because you re not in the habit of writing reference letters you struggle to write letters that they deserve. So what can you do? Well it happens to be the point of this article...one of the easiest things you can do is use sample character reference letters as templates for writing your own. In many instances all you have to do is a little bit of editing; add or replace your name insert the reference seeker s name personalize it with a specific example or two unique to them and you re done.
One thing you should know is that writing an effective cover letter from concept to completion is a very difficult task to some people. They can seek help either in writing the cover letter or they may have to look at one or two cover letter samples to draw inspiration from. There is nothing wrong with this because research and writing either the cover letter or any type of academic piece is not a solitary process. You can borrow ideas from any source. But when this is done make sure that you report the source. This will be applicable when writing for academic purposes.