Some Guidelines For Writing An Impressive Cover Letter

A cover letter is the first thing your recruiter comes across. So it should be effective enough to make a difference between you and other candidates. Writing a cover letter for the resume is quite a challenging task as it highlights the key points in your resume. You might come across some confusing questions like what to include and how to write. An impressive cover letter explains your interest in the profile and the company. It also presents your skills and experiences in brief.

You may follow these simple guidelines and techniques for writing a proper cover letter.

  • The very first step is to tell the employer about the post or profile of the job you are seeking. The employer should be well informed about your interest for a specific position.
  • Avoid using “I” and focus on the employer.
  • Do not exceed you cover letter by one page. It should be short and precise.
  • Try covering all the important points from your resume.
  • Try to use an innovative way for salutation. Do not stick to the old pattern.
  • Double check before sending it to the employer to avoid any mistakes.

How to write the Opening Paragraph?

  • Your opening paragraph should grab the reader’s attention.
  • Mention and discuss the position you are applying for.
  • Highlight the main points, which you are going to discuss further.

How to start the body of the Cover Letter?

  • Put more emphasis on your qualification and accomplishments.
  • Explain how you can be beneficial for the company.
  • Be specific and do not generalize facts.
  • You can provide some examples regarding your achievements.

How to sum up your Cover Letter?

  • Ask for an interview and try to set up a possible date when you are available
  • Tell them that you will keep a contact rather than asking them to contact you.
  • Thank them in the end for considering you.

“Simplicity is the best policy”. So, be simple with your ideas and customize your cover letter by following the above-mentioned guidelines and techniques.

Is it a Good Time for a Job Change?

Changing a job for most of the people is a cumbersome task. The people who are employed wish to change their job but are not able to decide when. It may sound weird but people generally wish to know the right time when they could search for a job or carry out a job change. As you all know every work if carried out at the right time fetches good and desired results. Similar is the case with job hunting. Here in this write up we will you provide you information about the ideal job hunting or shifting time. So, just relax and carefully have a glance at what we say…

The ideal job hunting time : The moment you feel uncomfortable in the job you are in, think of moving on. Working in an environment that is suffocating for you might cause problems for you.

What can be the reasons that make you feel uncomfortable at job?

Tensions with the seniors (managers, directors, etc) :- If your seniors or boss is not supportive and do not listen to your complaints then it becomes difficult to work in such an office.

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Bridge Your Employment Gap!

Large employment gaps in your curriculum vitae are very dangerous. And this goes equally for both- the employee as well as the employer. No matter what all the reasons are, the majority of employers will right away dismiss these resumes, giving no second thought. This may seem hard to digest and unfair, but it is a true fact. All this can demoralize anyone but it is also true that the so-called gap can be managed to reflect positively.

So to deal with such a problematic and unpleasant phase in life, here are some effective tips you can use:

Educate Yourself
Grasping from tutorials or getting a certified IT qualification can help you to acquire those skills that employers might be looking for. Whether it’s from online or any local community college, further education always does the needful despite your unemployment.

Is Monetary Problem Coming Your Way?
Various sources give free seminars along with certified training and theory classes, solving financial worries of serious learners.

Gain Experience
Getting a permanent job is something what you always search for. But until you get it, don’t hesitate in doing freelancing or part-time jobs. This will keep your technical skills intact as well as fresh. You will gain on-hand experiences on various aspects of professionalism.

But you must remember that the chosen activity mentioned in your curriculum vitae must reflect why you have done that along with its relevance to the job that you are aspiring for. Also, it is equally important that it must add a great value to yourself as a bright candidate. And for a truly motivated job seeker, there can’t be any such terminology like ‘Employment Gap’. Such experiences and learning processes will anyway take you on a long ride of success sooner or later!

Ways To Handle Various Kinds Of Interviews!

Do you have any clue about the various types of Interviews you might have to face while seeking a job? Yes! There are different kinds of Interviews, depending upon the job as well as the hiring Company. These comprises of varied questions along with different techniques of asking questions. And it is quite obvious that each Interview has its own parameters on which a candidate is judged. Here’s a short review of each type of Interview with an appropriate way to handle it.

One-on-one Interview:
There is only one interviewer and interviewee sitting opposite to each other. It is very formal and common type of Interview.

What To Do: Maintain eye contact but be wise in wielding its power. This way you can demonstrate that you are both confident and resolute in being good enough to get that job.

Panel Interview:
It comprises of a panel or Board of officers interviewing a single candidate. Together, they all judge if the candidate is suitable for the position available or not.

What To Do: Eye contact must be maintained with all members of the panel and it is better if you address each by their names at the time of answering. This shows that you are more interested and personable.

It is a kind of one-on-one interview. The only difference is that it includes no appointment system. Anyone without giving prior notice to the company can directly come and give interview.

What To Do: Although it is walk-in Interview, make sure you reflect that you had done special preparation for the Interview. This will reflect your professional and focused approach.

Telephonic Interview:
Here the interviewer asks question from the interviewee using the telephonic medium. The interview takes place over phone.

What To Do: Keep a pad of paper and a pen to take notes when and where necessary. Avoid background noise by sitting in a quiet surrounding.

Company research, along with minor preparations always boosts your confidence and creates a definite path of success in any type of interview. So always face any interview with confidence and positive approach. All the Best!


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