A cover letter is a prelude to your resume. As a complementary entity, a cover letter should not contain achievements and academic track records that can be found on your resume. Instead, it should act as an introductory letter that allows your prospective employer to better understand you prior to an interview. It is thoughtful for an applicant to share his/her reasons for the job application and how his/her skills & personality could be a good fit for the organization. It is strongly recommended for you to:
- Keep the length of your cover letter to only one page
- Have a font size of between 11 and 12
- Use the standard resume font (Arial / Calibri / Times New Roman)
Below is a good template of a cover letter. Replace each label that is encapsulated with a [bracket] with the relevant details.
[Your Phone Number] / [Your Email]
[Employer’s Company Name]
RE: Application for [position] in [Employer’s Company Name]
I am writing to apply for the [position] in [Employer’s Company Name]. Currently a [student/employee/etc] of [Your Organization Name], I have always been interested in [describe the industry that you are applying to]. Other than my vast interest in this profession, I also have many relevant technical skills and virtues to offer to your company.]
Describe your relevant skills to this industry
Describe your admirable & charismatic personality
Describe how would you value-add to your employer’s company
The enclosed resume provides more details of my skills and achievement track record. I hope that I can get a chance in striving to be a valuable addition to your team through my skills and personality. Please feel free to contact me at [Your Phone Number] and email at [Your Email]. Thank you for your time reading this and I look forward to speaking with you.
[Your Name Again]
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