Many companies are looking at the cover letter as the most important part of your application documents. Therefore it is important for you to write a good cover letter. A variety of tips below will help you.
- Never Hand-write Cover Letters: Always remember to word process your cover letter. If you don’t have a computer and printer, then please visit your local library, school or friend. Hand written cover letters look unprofessional and are outdated.
- Check for Spelling, Grammatical or Typographical Errors: Covering Letters that are many of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors mean to employers that you have very little attention to detail and don’t care for presentation. after finish writing it ask a friend to review your cover letter for errors.
- Keep Your Cover Letters concise: Your cover letter should be concise and to the point. Cover letters should be no longer than one page and should be used to demonstrate why you are the best candidate based on the requirement on advertisement. Remember, many employers won’t even read your resume because they have made a decision based on your covering letter.
- Use Correct Fonts and Formatting: Cover Letters should look conservative and professional. Always remember to use proper grammar and reserve your creativity for your choice of words. Also, avoid fonts that are too small. It’s frustrating to have to squint at a job application.
- End Your Cover Letter Appropriately: Most cover letters end with “Thank you for your consideration.” Why not try to be a little more creative and use something like “I’m excited about talking further.” The same goes for “Sincerely”: try “Good wishes” or “With best regards.”