How can sample cover letters help you get your next job?
Our sample cover letters website will provide you with many different examples of cover letters to help you to understand fully how they should be written to boost your chances of being selected for an interview. Most recruiters today would simply reject any resume that they received that was not accompanied by a cover letter as it appears that the sender has no real interest in the position that they have sent their resume for. So it is vital that you fully understand what needs to be within your cover letter and how it needs to be written. Our cover letter samples will help you to write that perfect cover letter for all of your applications.
How a sample cover letter can be used for your application
A sample of cover letter writing is not something that can just be copied for the position to which you are applying. Sample cover letters are specific to the job that is being applied to and to the person that is applying so no two cover letters are ever going to be exactly the same. Every person is different and the requirements for each different job and company are going to be different. Our sample cover letters will allow you to see:
- How to format your cover letter to ensure that it is clear and easy to read.
- How to structure the paragraphs within your letter to provide a logical flow.
- What to include within each paragraph to make the maximum impact.
- How to provide reasoning for any issues with your resume such as;
- Gaps in employment history
- Lack of progression or even steps back within your career
- Missing skills or experience
What our sample cover letters can show you
Our sample cover letters will allow you to see exactly how you can ensure that your resume gets treated seriously by the recruiter. Sample cover letters should all follow the following simple tips if you are going to ensure that your covering letter is going to have an impact:
- A cover letter should if possible be addressed to a named individual; a simple phone call should be able to provide you with this information.
- The opening paragraph should clearly state who you are and what you are applying for; this should be simple and concise.
- The main body of the letter should cover just 3 to 5 areas and you should carefully review both the job advert as well as the company website and literature to identify those skills, experiences and other qualities that they are looking for;
- Show how you clearly meet or exceed those specific requirements; select those you feel are the most important.
- It is also an area in which you can explain any issues with your resume
- The closing paragraph should clearly state that you are available for an interview as well as thanking them for their consideration.
According to Joyce Lain Kennedy on GoodReads.com:
The resume focuses on you and the past. The cover letter focuses on the employer and the future. Tell the hiring professional what you can do to benefit the organization in the future.
Our sample cover letters are written in a style that ensures that you maintain the interest of the reader and get the recruiter to clearly see that you have the main things that they are looking for. They do not contain anything negative (such as blaming poor grades on your school or saying that you want to move job due to poor work relations) nor do they repeat entire areas of your resume.