The cover letter is another way to increase the possibilities of awakening the interest of responsible choice. Do not forget that the reason for this letter is to communicate a specific message, personalized to the person responsible for the recruiter or employer. The message of the letter should cover two basic points:
1. To argue the reasons that make us a strong candidate to fill a job.
2. Suggest the possibility of arranging an interview.
It is important to address the personal letters and the name of the person responsible for the recruitment of personnel, if known. If you do not know the name of the person, it is best to phone to find out.
You can choose to address the letter to the Head of Human Resources or the name of the person in charge of the Department in which you want to work.
A personalized letter
To customize the cover letter is not enough to put the name of the recipient. Companies receive hundreds of resumes that, in general, are often not taken into account. For this reason, it is desirable that the first paragraph of the letter communicating something about the person who has been assigned. This will capture and hold their attention.
The possibility of response to the letter is directly related to the degree of personal attention that is included in it. If you know some details, a good way to start is to refer to the career of the person or to discuss any future action to be undertaken by the company.
In the cover letter must sell you another product as required by the company. For this it is important to know the interests and needs of the company, for only thus can provide the qualities or skills you have and show that they are compatible with their business.
Some expressions recommended to personalize the letter are:
* “I have read that they are making …”
* “Knowing the work carried out within the Department of Administration …”
* “Taking into account the strategic sales plan that you have been developing as Commercial Director …”
* “Judging by the leadership in the market with your product …”
Suggest an interview
Finally, it should end the letter suggesting an interview. There will be so subtle. Poses a personal appointment where you can find out more about the curriculum. Suggests that in a short time will call to arrange a suitable date for both. So not only can check if the curriculum was taken into account, but you’ll get a new opportunity to establish contact.
Structure of the letter
As for the structure, there is no single model, although you can say that the variations are minimal. All must bear the address of the sender, recipient and date. The text should not be a mere repetition of the curriculum, must not exceed four or five paragraphs, which, in turn, can not exceed four or five lines.
The wording of the letter should be careful but it is also convenient to use the same language. That is, use the right terms with the jargon and technicalities inherent in the sector.
Once we know exactly what we communicate, we must sort the information in paragraphs logically:
Paragraph 1: introduction and greeting. There are two cases. If the answer to a job ad mentioning the offer, stating the job reference (if included in the offer). If you are performing a spontaneous mailing companies in our interest, we will attract the attention of the addressee by some detail, as specified above.
2nd Paragraph: report that is attached C.V. and we respond to the characteristics of the person in need (whether it has bid, as if we made contact on his own initiative).
3rd Paragraph: enumerate some professional achievements and our latest activities that may be of interest, judging by the professional profile they need.
Paragraph 4: to show interest in the position and suggest a personal meeting.
5th Paragraph: thanks and goodbye.
Five rules for writing a letter:
* Led to a particular person
* Communicate something personal
* To answer the question why should I see?
* Use their language
* Request an interview