Here are five guidelines to keep in mind as you write your cover letters.
If you’re writing your cover letter directly within an online job application, there’s no need to include your address or other contact information, as you’ve probably already typed that into other areas of the application form.
Choose one or two and match them directly to the desired experience or qualifications the hiring manager is looking for, using just a few detailed but concise sentences.
What traits or behaviours has the employer asked for in the job description?
I assembled a volunteer team of people who were enthusiastic about the goal.
Together, this group contributed to a 25% reduction in solid waste production at the company within six months.” Unless specified in the job description, there is no required length for a cover letter, so focus on the details that are most important for the job.
My colleagues have complimented me on my interpersonal skills, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
I am self-motivated, organised and keen to work collaboratively in teams.
For example: “In my role as a sales associate, I am frequently required to provide exceptional customer service in difficult circumstances on short notice.
I take personal and professional pride in exceeding customers’ expectations, and I look forward to developing this skill even further in the future.” “In my current job, I led the development of an internal recycling and waste reduction initiative.