In most job applications, you will be required to submit a cover letter as well as a resume. The cover letter itself is not the actual job application but rather, just a brief overview of your skills and experience. The ideal cover letter should also try and encourage the potential employer to read more about you in the resume and to hopefully get in contact with you after the interview. In this article, I will show you how to make a cover letter for a resume.
First off, a cover letter really is just letter. Unfortunately, in today’s society, mail is not used quite as often as it used too, since email is a lot faster and more convenient. Nevertheless, being able to write a letter is still quite a valuable skill and a cover letter is even easier, because there is a specific way that you should write it.
At the top right hand corner, you should have your address and your contact details such as your home phone and mobile numbers as well as your email address. Below this and in the leftside of the page, you should have the name of the employer (if possible), the company and their address. Below this and to the right, you should have the date at which you are submitting the cover letter. Then below this and to the left, you will begin the actual cover letter, saying ‘To whom it may concern’ or ‘Dear hiring manager’. You may also want to include a RE: above this to include what the subject of the letter is about.
As for the actual cover letter for the resume, you should first introduce yourself. Then, you should write in paragraph form or list the most suitable achievements or accomplishments that fit the job you’re applying to. Then, you conclude the cover letter saying that you believe that you are a suitable candidate for the job and wish to hear from them again soon.
This is basically all you have to do for a cover letter. As with your resume, you must ensure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors as this can really put off the potential employer.