6 Tips For Writing A Compelling, Head-Turning Cover LetterMarch 29th 2022
The cover letter is a crucial tool in a professional's job-seeking arsenal, and for younger workers especially, it represents more than an indication of your ability or desire to do a job - it’s where you get to tell your story about who you are and where you want to be.
For school leavers, graduates and those still in education, a cover letter may seem like a pointless document to include with a resume - after all, cover letters are where professionals highlight their credentials, personalise their job application and leverage their unique skills, experiences and professional desires to do a job.
How can you leverage your experience if you’re at the beginning of your career journey?
The answer is fundamentally changing how you view a cover letter.
Cover letters are extensions of your resume, which means they are simply meant to represent you as you are and are meant to be windows into your character, personality, professional drivers and your passions.
The fundamentals of a cover letter are:
But they are also meant to be honest representations of you, and for younger workers, cover letters are meant to do one thing only - to show your potential!
Cover letters are not meant to be generic - they’re often the first and sometimes the only chance you have to make a personal, characterful impact on your potential employer. Don’t you want to make it a good one?
With this in mind, here are 6 ways we believe you can write a compelling, head-turning cover letter.
Get the basics right - detail is key!
Get it proofread by a professional
Do your research
Focus on your future and what you want to learn
For more help on writing a CV, please visit: https://www.careers.govt.nz/job-hunting/new-to-new-zealand/tips-for-creating-a-nz-style-cv/
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