So you've seen some great roles on seek.com.au and you want to apply?
That's fantastic, but don't feel like you just need to upload your resume and attach a short message, like so many candidates make the mistake of doing.
You need to let the hiring manager know that you have manually sent your resume off, and that you are particularly interested in this specific job application.
You're cover letter doesn't need to be long, but it does need to get to the point of
1. What job role you are applying for - including the job reference details, and state when and where you saw the job advertised.
2. Why you are interested - the hiring manager will be impressed if you can articulate why you are interested in the role.
3. Differentiate yourself from the hundreds of other candidates - by giving 3 specific reasons of why you believe you are suited to this position.
- Create a letter that matches the formatting of your resume
- Create an introduction
- Review 2 or 3 advertisements
- Review your resume
- You should now have 3 skills
- Create a “call-to-action” conclusion
- Remove as many I's and My's as you can
- Remove all of the “unsure” statements
- Have a break from writing,
- Proofread Your Cover Letter
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