To improve your chances of getting a job, you should always enclose at least some cover letter to your resume. While ideally, your letter should be as targeted and as unique as possible, sometimes it is good to understand basic rules when it come to writing such a cover letter. You simply should know what a good cover letter should include and how to make a good impression on the employer with it.
On this page, we will look at a general one, to show you what is good and what is bad about it. After reading this, you should be ready to compose your own cover letter, doesn’t matter what job you are applying for. So let’s start!
Sample for our investigation:
Your Full Name
Your Phone Number
Name of the employer
His position in the company
Name of the company
Address of the company
Dear Mr. Important,
On the website www.jobs.com I have found that you are searching for a new [name of the position you are applying for.]
After reading your add several times, researching your company website and speaking with few colleagues, I really feel like an ideal candidate for this job.
As you can see in my enclosed resume, I fulfill all the requirements for the job, concretely: [briefly list all the abilities, education and practical experience relevant for the job].
Combined with my [abilities and personal characteristics relevant for the job], I really think I can be an asset to your team and help your company to grow and achieve good results on this position.
If you feel like I could be the right person for the job, feel free to call me anytime at [your phone number] to arrange a face to face interview. I will find the time to speak to you at your convenience.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and looking forward to speak to you in person
Your Full Name
This was an example of general cover letter for employment. In fact it was a pretty good example. Go through it once more now and notice the following things:
Learn from our example
- Applicant mentioned that he has read the job description several times and also that he has researched the company website. Doing so, it is a clear sign of interest for the position an employer can not overlook just like that. It’s in fact a calling for an interview invitation.
- Applicant also expressed directly, how happy he would be to get a chance in face to face interview. Do not be afraid to do it in your own letter. Ask and it shall be given you. Ask for the interview invitation and you’ll more likely get it.
- Applicant clearly expressed all the skills, abilities and even the personal characteristics that are required or might be beneficial for the job. Doing so, he helped the employer to clearly understand why an invitation for face to face interview should be sent. Think about it… Make it easier for the employers to understand why you are good for the job.
At the end of the fay, to write a general cover letter or job application is not an ideal choice…. You should be job targeted on your cover letter and mention the abilities, skills and experience closely related to the job you are applying for. So, use this format as an inspiration, but adjust it a little (or a lot), depending on the job you are applying for. We wish you good luck!