Monday, October 7, 2013

4 Tips to Keep in Mind When Writing your Cover Letter

Cover letters provide employers a greater sense of what you have to offer as an employee. A cover letter should highlight your skills, provide insight on your expertise and years of experience.

But creating a cover letter should not be an exercise in insufferable arrogance, sure you have to list down your achievements to advance yor candidacy, but the manner its written should be given some thought as well, so not as to come off as insufferable. You can define your achievements succinctly by defining the steps of how you got there, what you did, the level of hardwork involved and how well you did it.

Here are some reminders when writing your coverletter:

1. Tailor the cover letter to the job you are targeting. This is to show that you've done your homework, that you are actually gunning for the position and not merely sending out a cover letter of interest such as an email blast or a job query.

2. Only include information relevant to the job you are seeking. Do exclude personal interests, extra curriculars or achievements not in line with the jobs- (e.g. putting your award as 'Fastest Hands at the Assembly line' would not look too ideal if your trying out for a job as a precision watchmaker) Learn to edit and leave out the unnecessary.

3. Clearly establish why you are writing the cover letter and the outcome you hope to achieve. Ask for the next step in the process clearly and without apology or arrogance. This demonstrates your energy and enthusiasm for the position. In this day and age, leave your email address beneath your phone number as initial contact is often by email.

4. Before sending out any cover letters, check your Facebook account and clean up your profile. You don't want drunk instagram pics or unprofessional photos of you to be the deal breaker. As much as we feel our Facebook profiles are private and should not be the concern of employers, it is the unfortunate reality that background checks are done this way now. And they never fail to uncover some unsightly impressions not found on your resume.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cover Letter for Scale Technician

Dear Sir/Ma'am,

I am writing to apply for Scale Technician position.

The opportunity presented in your job ad is very interesting, and I believe that my strong electronic and mechanical skills in industrial scale calibration plus my 4 year heavy capacity experience with all types of scales makes me a very competitive candidate for this position.

Please see my resume for additional information on my experience.

I can be reached anytime via email at or skype at jobapp.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Sample Cover Letter for Contract Designer

A cover letter for a freelance designer looking for a contract job. This cover letter is applicable for web designers, interior designers, architects, prototype designers

Dear Mr. Kyle,

I heard your company currently looking to outsource some design work and I would like to be considered for this contract. I am freelance licensed professional with my own software and industry standard tools. You may view my portfolio online at

If designs interest you, do call or email me anytime.

Rupert Mills
Contract Designer

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sample Cover Letter for Content Writer

Hello there,

I'm very interested in the daily blogger job posted at Craigslist. I can do sets of SEO articles (300-500 words) with a 3 day turnaround time; My rate is $5 per piece.

Attached are my writing samples in word doc. You may also view the following articles online:
  • Five Workout Moves to a Slimmer and Better Tummy
  • How to Re-Finance your Mortgage in 2012
  • Consolidate your Loans in Three Easy Steps

If  my writing suits your online news site, please send me your writing guidelines and assignments via this email-


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cover Letter for Sales Team Operations Manager

Dear Miss Gil,

My associate from the Raffles Marketing Group James Osterlund has informed me of your need for an Operations Manager for your industry specific brands Conway Cosmetics and eHaulpockets.

In this tough economy, I believe my technical and management background with focus in product marketing, crisis management and front-end customer service resolutions would be a perfect fit for your organization. In 2011, I have achieved sizeable productivity increases for Lapelle Electronics, HughesMerch and TabTax LLC. For these accounts, I have managed to turnaround figures despite the unfavorable decline in the tech market. Working within these confines, I have also built effective core teams under the best interest of the company's vision, time and resources. People know me as a motivated and dedicated leader. As my sucessess are a result of my team's combined effort to show consistency under my guidance.

If you believe you can benefit from a highly aggressive and talented professional with a signature reputation for generating results, then I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Gary Saul-Brickman

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cover Letter for Claims Adjuster

Dear Sir,

This is in response to the newspaper advertisement last Sunday, I am
very much interested in the position of Claims Adjuster. I do believe I have the skills and competencies to successfully fulfill your requirements.

As you can see from my CV, I have solid background in risk assessment and claims coverage, combined with intensive training in liability claims and insurance underwriting received at Carters Life Insurance. My training heavily emphasized on settlement disposition of claims and includes investigation, determination and evaluation of specific policy coverages.

From my work experience, I had the opportunity to attend trials, settlement conferences, and policy holder meetings of which I represented the company's position on said coverage and disposition issues. Mainly, I had to ensure that the execution of reserves are accurate and adjusts as warranted.

I feel confident that I could be a valuable asset to your company and I look forward to an interview where we could further discuss my qualifications in detail. Please call me at the following mobile number +93456798910, or leave a message, to arrange an interview. Thank you for your consideration.

Chris Templeton

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cover Letter for Caregiver for the Elderly and Disabled

Dear Sir,

I am Cathy Flanagan, I am a 32 year old mother seeking to return to the work force. I have just earned my certificate in Geriatric Care at Pottsdam Colleges. I have a keen interest in working at facilities for the disabled and the elderly. I have previously worked as a caregiver for a person suffering from ALS and as a child minder for 4 year-old with ADHD. I hold a J12SA residence certificate and I am in the position of getting a full work permit. I have no criminal record and I have no problem if you require a background check to be carried out.

Please feel free to contact me for an in-person interview. I may be reached at 555-6898.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Referral Cover Letter for Working Mom Seeking Work After Employment Gap

Dear Ma’am,

Please accept this letter as my expression of my interest to join your roster of specialists at your new online media department. I was informed by Clemone Burke of your Marketing team that you are seeking to fill 10 vacancies for Social Media Specialists.

Reviewing my credentials, I have held a technical supervisory position for six years at where I trained in handling ecommerce, delivery and shipping accounts. This was before I moved into Miami and got married. Though I have been a SAHM (Work-at-home-mom) the last 3 years, you will note that I have consistently taken in online work as a virtual assistant for a Miami-based budget travel website.

I consider my valuable time at home a learning process; through my online work at I have gained important knowledge in many facets of social media marketing and linkbuilding. I have devoted my energy to balancing key aspects of work and home life, I would say I have been very successful at it. I am able to care for my child and effectively meet deadlines at work at the same time.

Now that my son is entering preschool, I can now actively pursue full-time employment. My objective now is to secure a position as a Social Media Specialist, as I consider myself now an expert in handling accounts on twitter, facebook, formspring, myspace and other social media platforms. My resume is enclosed, so you may view my skills and experiences in greater detail. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications in a personal interview.

Andrea Owens

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