Letter Format / January 1, 2019 / Marcie Monroe
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 letter has to be interesting enough to avoid it being chucked aside. Readers find it tiresome to go through letters that are disorganized and untidy. Letters that sell hit the bull s eye when they are written in bulleted form highlighting only the salient features. Novices at sales writing should not anticipate instant success. Becoming an effective sales copywriter requires practice and endurance. Try your hand at practicing sales copywriting of different types before you are able to master the skill. Prior to mailing the letters examine the letter sample to see if it would attract you.
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.