Many people are unaware that to secure a job interview, that it is the cover letter and not the resume, that gets it in the first place. With a well drafted cover letter you have more chances of landing that dream job than you do by just relying solely on your resume. All job cover letters should be drafted in business letter format and with three to four brief paragraphs.
The first few lines will contain the purpose of the cover letter. The second paragraph would state your skills and experience for the job and the final paragraph will contain a request for being considered for an interview.
Most of the companies gauge an applicant’s interest for the job though the cover letter. A well drafted and lively cover letter would stand out and get noticed in a crowd. It can reveal a part of your personality that you might not be able to detail in the resume. It can highlight your eagerness and enthusiasm for the job. Continue reading