Poorly written cover letters are like letterswithout stamps – they won’t get you anywhere.
While there are no hard and fast rules about howto write cover letters there do are standard andgenerally accepted practices to write a notable coverletter.
Firstly, it is important to remember that a coverletter is not a job application. It is short note that accompanies your resume or portfolio andshould include:
(1) A brief introduction about yourself
(2) Give the hirer enough confidence to read further
(3) Provide a call to action as to what you’d want to be done further – fixing an interviewetc
Secondly, it is very important to tailor-make your cover letter as per the job. This meansyou will have to do some research on the company, address the letter to the concernedperson (most preferably include their name) . This research can be easily and quickly done onthe web.
Thirdly, it is imperative as well as logical to establish your expertise in the cover letter.Talk about your skills and show why & how you can be a good fit for the job. You can alsomention how enthusiastic about the job position and how can fit the corporate cultureperfectly.
Last but not the least it is absolutely necessary never to write the same letter to anothercompany. This can prove to be a greater waste of time on your part than the employers. In fact,writing a cover letter after doing your research and customizing it to fit the specific companycan be the spark that gets the fire going. It is always a better idea to write bespoke coverletters to a select few companies (and wait for their response) than to write cover letters “inbulk” as they will hardly evoke a response.
I wish to apply for a position with your company as a regional sales manager. Iam twenty-nine years old and at present employed by the Xishan Company,where I have been working as an assistant manager for the past four years. Before that, Ihad spent three years as a sales agent in the Taiji Company.
My oniy reason for leaving my present position is to better myself as I feel I have potential(潜力) for greater things. I wish to serve in a large company like yours so that I can learn new things and give full play to my talent.
I can give you references from both of the firms mentioned above as to my character and ability. Enclosed please find my resume.
I would appreciate your considering my application. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.