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Write A Cover Letter & Letter of Introduction

write a cover letter & letter of introduction

Writing a letter is one of the important part while you are searching for a job or applying for any job position.

Cover letter & introduction letters are very similar, both express interest in an employment opportunity but both uses for different purpose.

There is some difference between cover letter & introduction letter.

Make sure both your spelling and grammar construction are letter perfect! Don’t ignore small errors.

Below you will find some idea to write the letter as it’s your first impression to employer.

And you need to be very careful on this step.

Introduction Letter:

A letter of introduction is used to write to a connection to refer a candidate for employment, or to request career assistance.

Primary purpose of an introduction letter is to introduce yourself to another person.

Let the hiring managers know a little about your skills, qualifications and education, and to offer your services as an opportunity arises.

Often, you’ll send a letter of introduction meaning you are not responding to a specific job advertisement or posting.

The letter of introduction is appropriate when you have your mind set on working in a certain field or at a certain company, and want to make your availability known to hiring managers in that field or for that specific position.

Few steps to create your introduction letters:

1. Begin your letter by stating your name and your position or role, if relevant.

2. Tell how you know about the position or the person you are sending the letter name, if applicable.

3. State the purpose for your letter.

4. Indicate what it is that you hope to accomplish by sending your letter(You can request to set up a time that you can meet in person with the reader or what you would like the reader to do in response to your letter).

5. Include any other important information about yourself or the purpose of your letter (Also include your contact information, brief history of your organization, your goals).

Cover Letter:

A cover letter, meanwhile, is like a letter of introduction, but it’s different in one important way: A cover letter is sent to express interest in a job that has been posted.

Like the letter of introduction, the cover letter is meant to give hiring managers an idea of why you’re the best person for the job.

Often, companies post jobs in local newspapers or through online sites. They commonly ask for cover letters with resumes and application materials. The letter leads into your submission for the job.

A cover letter is something that accompanies your resume, and usually, in narrative form, highlights your accomplishments and skills, and lets the company know why you are interested in working for their company.

Few Steps to create cover letter:

Trying to figure out ways to be creative may be difficult, but don’t go overboard out of desperation.  It’s a professional document, so don’t go too over-the-top.

1. Address the cover letter directly to the hiring manager or recruiter. If the person’s name isn’t in the job listing, try to make some extra effort to call or email the company and find out.

2. Don’t reiterate your resume. The purpose of having a cover letter is to zero in on why you should be the one considered for the position. Otherwise, there’s no point in having one.

3. Convey that you understand the company and its goals, and explain how you’d help it reach those goals. Try to Make sure that reader knows you’ve done your research.

4. Keep your letter no longer than one page. Give some idea to reader what you’re planning on doing next.

5. Show the recruiter that you’d be a good match based on your skills. Do not mention your skills again and again in the letter.  And at last ask for follow ups like I will call you next week to follow-up and to see if an interview can be arranged.

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