, 17 tweets, 4 min read Read on Twitter
Crafting a Winning Cover Letter

Applying for a new job can be quite a hectic process & you always want to make sure that everything you do has been prepared perfectly. Your cover letter is one of those things that you should definitely pay a lot of attention to

#Thread #ODtips
Your cover letter has a lot to say about your past working experiences & who you are as a person. Even if you are a beginner at creating a cover letter, the good news is that there are plenty of tips and tricks you can use in order to make sure it is of the best quality possible.
This letter essentially consists of a few paragraphs which will help your future employee get to know you a little better. Sending a simple resume can seem quite impersonal & a cover letter can help show a lot from your character.

Here are some of the best tips for a winning CL
1. Start by introducing yourself
Whether you have spoken to your future employer in person before or not, introducing yourself is a great way for them to remember your name and be able to tie the information you give them with your person.
2. Appear professional
The most important aspects to consider when it comes to the way to express yourself is the vocabulary you use. Using simple yet well-thought words & phrases will help you appear professional, polite & certain of yourself & the abilities included in your CV.
3. Explain why you are a good fit for the position
Don't forget to talk about exactly why you are applying for the job. To do this successfully, you need to mention the job you are applying for, the skills and previous working experience that will be helpful in this new position.
4. Show your excitement
Part of explaining why you are applying for a position is showing your excitement about being a part of the company. Keep in mind that excitement can be expressed through professional and well-written phrases. See example in next tweet
Instead of adding many exclamation points and using the word excited over and over again, you can simply use phrases such as “I’m looking forward to…” and “I believe I am the perfect candidate for this position as…” This shows your determination & eagerness to get started.
5. Include yourself in the future of the company
Do some research on the company and its main goal, rather than just the aspects of your own future job. This will show your employee that you are considering your job as an important part of the overall growth of the company.
6. Present data that could be missed in your CV
Employers want to learn as much as they can about a potential employee in a little time. While they are always willing to put enough time into studying your resume, they also have to go through many others in a short time.
You can talk about some points mentioned in your resume such as volunteering experience or certain soft skills which could help you do your job with much more ease. What you shouldn’t do though is make your cover letter look like a copy of your resume.
7. Make sure there are no mistakes
Proofreading and editing are always very important in any type of written content you might produce. For your cover letter content, these actions are important and can play a vital role in how your employer views the way you express yourself.
8. Keep it short
You might have a lot of things you wish to include in your cover letter, but most of the time it is a good idea to try and keep it short and to the point. The best thing you can do is to allow yourself to write about anything you have in mind and wish to mention.
9. Don’t forget to include your contact information
While you might have included your contact information in your resume and even if the company has kept your contact info in a separate file, such pieces of information are never hard to lose.
10. Finish it off with a call-to-action phrase
The final part of your cover letter should be all about motivating your potential employee to interview you in person and give you a chance. While you can’t really push someone to interview you, you can always plant the seed.
Landing the job of your dreams is in your hand

A well-made cover letter can really help you out significantly. One of the most important things you need to remember is to always be yourself & not be afraid to show your true excitement about a job you have been dreaming of doing.
Which of these tips are you going to start using when writing your cover letters from now on?
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to opportunitydesk.org
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!