Letter Format / December 28, 2018 / Sofia Rodriguez
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.
In truth most companies get hundreds of these complaints every week and it can be difficult to weed through all of them. If you want your complaint letter to get noticed the best thing you can do is to use a complaint letter sample to understand how to write a proper and professional complaint letter. The unfortunate fact is that complaint letters that do not look organized easy to read or written in the proper format normally get ignored or even worse many of them simply get thrown away. A properly written letter is more likely to get noticed just by the sheer fact that because it looks more professional the employees that screen these letters are more likely to take them seriously hence stop and read them.
You risk running into that situation if you use a sample covering letter that is not your own. The key point in writing a good covering letter is to stay focused on the end result of getting an interview. You should not be afraid of asking for that interview. Do not do what a majority of job hunters today do and that is hope and wait you get a call after your resume is read. You will probably be waiting a long time. You want to make sure there is no doubt that you will get called for an interview. Start off by addressing your letter to a specific person.