What is a cover letter?
A cover letter accompanies your resume, introduces you as an applicant, and highlights your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying.
You should uniquely tailor your cover letter for each organization and position.
How to start?
1. Research the employer
How well can you fit in the organizations’s culture and values? You can check company’s website or connect to people working there to know more about the culture.
Mention the things that make you a great candidate in the cover letter.
2. Analyze the job description
Understand job responsibilities and qualification. You should be careful with their order as they are mentioned in the order of their priority.
Write in the cover letter how are you a great fit for the position.
3. Analyze your background
Think of your experience and skills similar to the job. These experiences may be internships, trainings, academic projects, interests, hobbies etc.
Do mention these experiences and skills in your cover letter.
How to write the cover letter
A cover letter is more like a article with three sections- introduction, body and conclusion.
The cover letter should be addressed to the hiring managers (If possible write the name of the person).
It should contain the name of the position you’re applying for and explain how you got to know about about the opening.
The body should contain all your experiences and skills that show you as the best candidate for the position.
You can also add something about the company’s culture & values that you like or you fit in.
You can finish your letter by thanking the hiring manager for considering you and express your interest in hearing from them again.
Cover letter format