In this article, we shall be diving deep into the ocean of job hunting and emerge victorious and learn how to write a cover letter.
As the famous Carl Gustav Jung saying goes, “I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.”
It is you who shall dictate whether or not your past follows you around, and it is you who decides upon whether you want to be proactive, positive, and successful or do you choose to become a victim.
A Cover letter enhances your curriculum vitae or commonly known as cv, in not just the logistics for a company to find the suited hire but also the emotion, morality, and dedication they bring to the table.
Did you know?
The legend Leonardo Da Vinci, creator of the Last Supper, The giant Crossbow, Mona Lisa, and many more renaissance masterpieces, was the creator of CV!
Now let’s unveil the cover letter suited for your dream job!
Tactics of a good cover letter
Hook the Reader
To make you seem like an asset to the organization, adding an emotional quotient as to why this job or organization matters to you will help you create an unseen cord of trust with the HR personnel.
Short cover letter sample-
How to write a cover letter for a job application
Dear Mr. Sharma,
Trilegal is considered one of the top 10 law firms in the country. Still, after doing my research through attending various seminars and talking to several industry professionals, I have concluded that Trilegal is precisely what I would like to be a part of and serve with dedication as it best suits my growth as a professional in this.
Why does this work?
This reflects that you are well-aware research-driven personnel who keeps up with changing trends and is willing to work hard for the organization.
Research! Research! Research!
There is no such thing as too much research unless you are on a time crunch. This will not just help you shape your cover letter but know and identify the ideology of the organization so you can create your cover letter accordingly, as different organizations operate on different standards.
It is historically credited to Sir Albert Humphrey (1960s). SWOT analysis, sometimes also known as a situational assessment, is analyzing your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats beforehand. It might help you not flinch out of anxiety and appear underconfident but take it in stride, exhibiting the demeanor of someone who has done thorough prior research on not just the organization but on themselves.
For this, these key areas might help you identify the corporate communication that your employing organization possesses
Corporate Philosophy – Company’s values and vision and the road map they entrust it with. This is usually mentioned on the ‘about us’ page of their website.
Corporate Culture – (Clan, Market, Adhocracy, Hierarchy)- Behavioral belief systems of the company.
Corporate Citizenship – The responsibilities it holds towards stakeholders and how they follow through with them.
Corporate Philanthropy – It consists of the Social Responsibility it executes through funds.
Corporate Identity – Logo, Color scheme, graphics, etc., in all entirety, is how the organization presents itself.
All this will help you become an intelligent candidate and identify what things you would like yourself to associate with and what not.
The KISS Formula
You don’t want to burden the HR personnel with the complexities of your write-up hence Keeping It Short and Simple (KISS).
A short, crisp, and concise cover letter shall save the trouble for the hiring team to break down the anatomy of it.
White Space and Bullet points
Cluttering your cover letter with lengthy paragraphs placed with no sequence will make your cover letter weary hence give proper white space and use bullet points when needed to make the resume more organized and efficient.
How to write a cover letter for content writing
Dear Mr. Singh,
I wish to apply for the position of Content Writer as advertised. I have the qualifications and skills for this post, as well as the necessary on-the-job experience. I, hence, believe that what I have to present to Job Score will be of great benefit to the company.
I have a bachelor’s degree in English Hons. from Delhi University. I also have three years of experience working as A Content Writing Intern at Enterprise jab. I have always had a deep intimacy and understanding of Writing and literature since an early age, and I have followed it all my life, advancing my education in literature whenever I could, as well as preparing professionally for the post for which I am applying. I have considerable experience in SEO Articles and keeping meticulous records.
Dear Mr. Singh,
I wish to apply for the job position of Content Writer as advertised.
I have the qualifications and skills for this particular post, as well as the necessary experience.
I, therefore, believe that what I have to offer to Job Score will be of great benefit to the company.
- B.A Degree in English Hons. from Delhi University.
- 3 Years’ experience working as A Content Writing Intern at Enterprise jab.
- The skill set of Search Engine Optimized Articles.
Now you decide which one of these seems more appealing?
With the goldfish attention span of a regular person in 2022, you need to make your cover letter not a task for HR to decipher but a relief to find that one precise resume between piles of those with lengthy paragraphs.
Things to stay away from
Humoring the HR
Being able to make people laugh might be your virtue, but trying to make the cover letter funny often falls flat on the face and seems unprofessional hence you are applying for the job of a stand-up comedian. Keep your tone in check and act like the professional candidate the company aspires to hire.
Sending a generic cover letter
Like every job is unique and requires a different skill set, so should be the application for it. Customizing your cover letter after prior research on the opening and the company hiring will help you highlight how you are best suited for it.
This customization leaves an imprint as it highlights your awareness regarding the importance of distinguishing one job from another.
In this part, we shall learn “how do you introduce yourself in a cover letter.”
Cover letter for an Art gallery Assistant
Dear Mr. Kapoor,
When I found out about The National Gallery of Modern Arts’ search for a new Art Gallery Assistant, I was eager to submit my resume for your consideration.
From promoting exhibitions to planning events to arranging venue spaces and managing a range of administrative tasks, my experience has prepared me to excel in this role. With an inherent passion for and growing expertise in gallery management and exhibit design, my dedication and focus have ensured outstanding gallery procedures and pleasant and welcoming environments for visitors.
Highlights of my background include
Coordinating comprehensive responsibilities—including collections/exhibits research, space preparation, exhibition installation and removal, brochure creation, fundraising, and database management—for the Gallery Artchill
Cover letter for a law firm
Dear Ms. Shrivastava,
I’m a third-year student attending National Law School, writing to apply for your summer internship position. I learned about the job position through NLU’s public service database, but I’ve also heard good things from a few older students I met as Junior Vice President of NLU’s Union Club. Interning at Trilegal would allow me to strengthen my writing and research skills. I’m confident that my work ethic and trial preparation experience will help your partners and associates improve their client service and efficiency.
Your job posting on LinkedIn says you need an intern with litigation knowledge, research skills, and writing skills. As a member of the Moot Court Honors Board, I presented six legal arguments and was on the team that won State Finals. I also researched 23 cases during my first-year internship with Locklin & Dubord, with multiple commendations from the partners for efficiency and accuracy.
Add that Aesthetic! (Templates)
With Web 3.0 sky is the limit. You can use ample free online templates and
Now that it is your turn to create the cover letter for your dream job, here are some tools that you can utilize for templates and give some personality to your cover letter.
- Adobe Spark
- Microsoft Word
- Google Docs.
I hope this article answered “How to write a cover letter” for you, and now you can confidently present yourself, leaving an unforgettable impression on the reader.
Now I’d like to hear from you which tactic from this post are you willing to try first?