Letter Format / December 29, 2018 / Tracey English
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.
You want to provide them with many options of reaching out to you. Don t be afraid of asking for an interview. Don t be afraid of the hiring manager saying no it s not the end of the world. American or British applying for a job is something everyone does. You really want your covering letter to stand out from the rest and make that good impression on the hiring manager. Your covering letter is the preview to your CV. You leave your footprints all over. You will never find a sample covering letter that has YOU written all over it. ave you ever sent a complaint to a company about poor service you received and had no response? This scenario can be exceedingly frustrating as you begin to feel that the company does not listen to you and what you need to say to them.
Instead of spending the time trying to tweak a covering letter sample just write one yourself. It s much less of a headache and hassle. You also want to bring a little focus to your resume. You need to show in your covering letter that you meet their qualifications. Not only do you meet them you meet them better than anyone else. You need to sell yourself. You need to show the hiring manager that interviewing you is in the best interest of the company. You want to keep this simple but impressive. You don t have to go through every aspect of your resume. List only those that the hiring manager would want to know.