Wondering How To Start A Cover Letter?
One of the best tips we could give when thinking about how to start your cover letter is to be original.
Consider that 99% of other cover letters are all going to start in the same boring fashion.
People think that they should play it safe and be conservative, so they start writing the first sentence like:
- Please accept this as an application for.....
- I would like to apply for....
- It is with great enthusiasm that I wish to apply for.....
Now put yourself in the shoes of your recruiters or next employer. They are going to have to read 50 to 100 cover letters that all start the same way.
So what would you say the best way is to get their attention and make them realise that you are different, you are unique and you have some great skills, knowledge and experience to offer?
If you're thinking that you should start off your cover letter differently, then well done. You are right.
Its the cover letters that start differently that get noticed.
Ideas on how to begin your cover letter:
A Director Level - Business Owner
With a 250% return on investment achieved over the last 3 financial years, I have the expertise and industry contacts to take ABC company to the next level.
A Senior level Manager
If you're looking for a results driven, energetic sales manager, with proven experience to exceed targets and break sales history, then you may have just found your man......
A Mid level Professional
With 4 years of solid experience within the pharmaceutical sector, I believe I have the exact requirements you seek in a <enter position>.
Compassionate, Efficient and Reliable. These are 3 words that my past managers and colleagues have used to describe my character and commitment to my work.
Want to learn more about how to write a cover letter?
If you're interested in finding out more about how to write a cover letter, please view our pages titled:
- How to End a Cover Letter
- What is a Cover Letter
- Cover Letter Examples
- How to Write a Cover Letter
- Cover Letter Layout
- Cover Letter Tips
- Cover Letter template
- 10 Steps to Writing a Cover Letter
- General Cover Letters
- Seek Cover Letters
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