Letter Format / December 31, 2018 / Estelle Mcdonald
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.
Your cover letter should not be too flashy or it will overshadow the details of your resume. On the other hand you must not deprive your cover letter of vital information that will give you the good attention that you deserve. If at all possible you must try your best not to rely on resume and cover letter samples no matter how good they are. You will have to express yourself individually when it comes to these things. Even if a cover letter and resume sample claims to be competent enough in itself a little bit of brain work to make sure you maximize the opportunity to express and introduce yourself in the most creative ways is also something that can spell the difference between getting a job and not getting past the screening processes.
Is the application letter going to be written to show how you meet the employer s needs? Again probably not. Do you think you are the first person to go looking on the internet for free cover letter samples? In this day and age of the internet where you can find anything you need chances are you are not the first person to use a free application letter sample. In fact it probably happens more often than you imagine. These employers received countless amounts of resumes and cover letters. They are so seasoned at reading application letters they will be able to tell yours is not your own after the first paragraph.