Letter Format / December 31, 2018 / Laverne Wagner
Addressing it to a "sir or madam" or even worse to "whom it may concern" is a surefire way to earn a ticket to nowhere fast. .Focus on the company and what you can do for the company. You are going to have to do your research for this one. Focus on showing the company that you understand them and their needs. Focus on selling yourself as the solution to their hiring needs. This can make a world of difference to a hiring manager. It shows you have a real interest in the company. There is no way a covering letter sample can do that for you. No matter how much you tweak one it s just not worth it.
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 is why your application would really need to stand out to the employer. It s doubtful that the application letter you found online is going to do that for you. A good application letter consists of a few key elements. Essentially it s what you can do for the employer. The letter should show why the employer would be making a mistake not calling you for at least a interview. Your application letter needs to highlight some key points in your resume specifically those points that qualify you for the job you are applying for. How is a letter that you found online going to do that? In order for your letter to get notice it needs to be original and show your passion for your work.