Cover letters

By: Job Seeker Coach  07-Oct-2014
Keywords: Job Search, Resume Writing, Interview Coaching

A cover letter is an important component of your job application package. There are two kinds: 1. A letter that accompanies your resume and response to any selection criteria. 2. A letter in which you apply for a position and set out your claim for it. The purpose of the first kind is to write a short letter that states the role you are applying for and encloses your resume and other documents. You should take the opportunity to promote an initial positive view about yourself. The second kind is more important when you apply for a job in response to an advertisement or when you write a speculative letter to a potential employer, and there are no selection criteria to guide what to write. In this case, the letter needs to be more detailed and run to two, maybe three pages. Next week, I will provide some advice on what makes a good cover letter.

Keywords: Application Letters, Cover Letters, Curriculum Vitae, Interview Coaching, Job Search, Letters, Professional Resume Writing, Professional Resumes, Resume Preparation, Resume Service, Resume Writers, Resume Writing, Selection Criteria

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