Cover Letter tips, Covering Letter

Cover Letter tips.

Are you applying for a job vacancy? Don't forget to accompany your CV with a well written cover letter. A well written cover letter increases your chances of a meeting with the recruiter but ensure that your cover letter should not be a replica of your CV.

Here are some tips on writing a good cover letter to be sent along with the CV.
  • Ensure that you don't have a generic cover letter for all job requirements. It is very necessary to modify it according to the job requirement. If you do not want to take the load of modifying the letter every time you send out a job application, your chances of getting a job also become bleak.
  • Try to find out the recruiters name, if possible and address the cover letter to him/ her otherwise address it to the Hiring Manager.
  • Come straight away to the subject without beating around the bush. The subject of the cover letter should clearly state its purpose. For e.g. Application for the position of Marketing Manager (Ref:____).
  • Give a brief introduction about yourself and the reference to the job notification to which you are responding.
  • In the next paragraph mention how does your candidature fit into the requirements of the notified job opening. May be you can pick up 4-5 important points from the job profile and write about your qualifications opposite to them.
  • End the letter with a courteous note and ask them to feel free to let you know if they need any further information about your candidature.
  • Follow up your application with the concerned person in 10-12 days. This shows your seriousness in the job opening.
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Dear HR,

Apropos to your notification for the job opening 'XXXXXXXXXXXXX' on, please find attached my CV for your consideration.

Should you need any further details, please do let me know.

Email address:
Years of experience: Fresher
Contact Number: XXXXXXX
Keyskills: c,c++,java,SQL
Prashant 11-29-2011
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I recieved a mail regarding the job opening and would like to know the scheduled date for interview, I have worked on projects involving Core Java, Html, jsp and JDBC, Servlets. Let me know when I can attend the interview.

Thanks and regards,
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nilesh 11-5-2011