Etiquettes of a cover letter

Asked by: Guest - 12 Aug 16
I can understand the requirement of a cover letter and the various things to be included in it. What should be the proper language and pattern of drafting a cover letter?

Our expert said - 12 Aug 16
The resume could be forwarded manually, through post or through email, it is always better to forward the resume along with a cover letter. Cover letter is a tool that makes the employer go through the resume and shortlist for the interview. Some nicely written cover letter can impress the employer at first go and provide a strong positive thought for the candidate.

Few tips / etiquettes to draft a nice cover letter are:

- Always accompany resume with cover letter, whether or not asked for
- Be clear in your expressions and motive for applying
- Write the things precisely which could convey the message in the shortest time.
- It should be a professional document laid down in a friendly approach. You can avoid strict formal slang / language in the cover letter
- It would be better to address the person by name. You can address the Dear Mr. XYZ
- Make sure to provide the relevant requisites for the posted profile, which would be the primary motive of the employer which they would search for.
- Provide personalised touch to the details provided and try to give the cover letter and resume for proof reading to some known people before forwarding to the employer.

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