Is Your Cover Letter Sabotaging Your Job Search?
Your Cover Letters could be ruining your job search if if you never change it, from one application to the other…
so please go the extra mile and make sure you tailor your cover letters to each job application you send out.
You will be glad you did.
Here’s some great tips on how to write a cover letter, plus some great reasons why its worth including a cover letter every time you send out your resume.
Do You Really Need a Cover Letter ?
You may be tempted to just send your resume when applying online, because its fast and easy….you might be tempted to use the little message option that the job sites offer you….but please resist !
A resume without a cover letter may be considered a SPAM job application, because the recruiter is not sure if you made a particular effort to apply for the job, or not.
If you have an account with Seek or similar job sites, you may have accepted the offer for your resume to be automatically submitted to any jobs containing certain keywords.
The problem is that these job sites end up sending your resume off to random jobs that don’t actually fit what you are particularly looking for.
The end result is that recruiters and hiring managers get hundreds of applications from people who are no where near qualified for the roles. And it’s these types of applications that come just with a resume, and an automated message….there is no cover letter.
These applications annoy recruiters and hiring managers because they are like SPAM Email. They waste a lot of time.
One of the best ways to differentiate yourself from these applications is by submitting your new professional resume with a tailored cover letter.
Your new cover letter should have the companies details inserted into the correct area of the letter, and the letter should also have two or three good reasons why you believe you are the ideal candidate for the available position.
Best Cover Letter Templates
If you would like to receive a cover letter template that is specific to the types of jobs that you are targeting, please view our cover letter template offer.
Your cover letter is like a professional sales proposal to market your skills, knowledge and experience in the best possible light. Your prospective employers want and demand for the cover letter to be tailored to the job advertisement they have open.
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Timely Tip – If your scouting around the web picking up ideas on how to write your cover letter, we’d strongly recommend that you dramatically change anything you copy from the Melbourne Resumes website, as there’s a good chance that other candidates have copied from exactly the same cover letter samples and resume templates.
You don’t want to come across as looking like every other candidate……so write in your own style or contact Melbourne Resumes on (03) 9013 3890 for quote. Our cover letter writing services start from just $150 for a high quality professional cover letter.
Employers see it as a dead give away if you have just used a generic cover letter to send your resume in. It screams that you aren’t that interested, but you thought you better send in a job application, just in case.
Many candidates overlook the importance of the cover letter, and just send out one generic cover letter to every job they apply for. This is a big mistake that may be costing them dearly. Don’t be like the herd of people that are generally lazy!
You cover letter needs to be presented in the same format that your resume or CV is formatted. We suggest you use open block format and use a professional and narrative writing style.
Your opening statement should grab the attention of the reader immediately within the first sentence. It should speak to the reader and tell them exactly why you are the ideal person for the job.
It should address each of the criteria listed in the job advert or in the job description, so the recruiter and/or hiring manager can clearly see that you have taken the effort to articulate exactly why you are definitely worth an interview.
Finally, a great cover letter will ensure that your resume is not only read but read in the best possible context, draw attention to the most relevant parts of your resume and make it clear why you should be interviewed!
Take the time to tailor your cover letter, or have a professional cover letter written for you.
If the job is worth applying for, then it’s worth writing a letter to tell them why you believe you are the best candidate for the job.
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