Canada and USA, every time a resume is sent, it is attached to a cover letter,
with the aim to introduce yourself to the possible employer, show him /her your
personal interest for the position, and explain in short the main reasons
why you should be taken as a candidate .
A COVER LETTER
must contain the proper words for every position and should be written in a
different way according to the needs of every post.
PARTS OF A
These are the parts a good cover letter should
address, telephone, and e-mail.
Date, name of the company, name of the
addressee, and his /her position. If you don’t know his name, send it to the
manager of the area of your interest, or to the
Human Resources Manager of the company.
the position you apply for. Write the number or reference code if any.
Paragraph 1- Why you are writing to him /her
Name of addressee, where you learnt about the job position
available and your offer in this regard.
Paragraph 2- What you have to offer
your abilities, technical skills, education and experience for which you think
you are the prefect candidate for the post available or probable in the company.
Make a short description of your experience and you best characteristics related
to the vacant post.
possible employer with additional information to reinforce your job image and
profile. (Use an additional paragraph if necessary)
7. Paragraph 4- Ask for an
End the letter with a
paragraph stating that you are very interested in the position and ask to be
contacted for an interview. Thank for the time devoted to read your resume.
8. Your name and
COVER LETTER - Sample
250 Cassandra Blvd, Apt. 432.
North York, ON M3A 1V1
DATE: 02 April 2007
TO: APPLE FOOD EQUIPMENT Inc.
Attn. Vice-President – Manufacturing
SUBJECT: Product Engineer
With reference to your
advertisement in JOBSHARK.COM, I would like to offer myself for this
position. I am sending you herewith also my resume with all details
related to my education and working experience.
I have a background
working in design of electric appliances, in CAD environments. I
worked 8 years as Product Engineer in Group SEB Colombia, a global
company manufacturer of domestic appliances in design and
development of new product from the initial concept to the finished
product. I was responsible for the design of products, prototypes,
testing design, engineering CAD drawings, material specifications,
dimensional accuracy, tolerances, GD&T, correct drafting procedures,
bill of materials, technical specifications of components (switches,
cords, heat elements, thermostats, wires, motors, bushings, gears,
etc) and implementation of appropriates manufacturing processes.
I have an excellent
knowledge of sheet metal forming and cutting, stamping, welding
equipment and practices, engineering plastics materials, moulded
injection processes, and metal machining parts. On the other hand, I
also have a very good knowledge and experience working QC metrology
instruments, laboratory and testing equipment.
For my part I wish to put
my skills and experience to work for the benefit of your company. I
would like very much to talk with you about the position. Thanks for
taking the time to consider my application. I hope to hear from you
GUIDE TO WRITE A COVER LETTER
cover letter is another way of introducing yourself to a possible employer. What
you say and your layout may be the difference between having an opportunity or
losing it. For that reason have into account the following aspects:
Personal information. It is advisable to
start the resume heading with your name, telephone number and e-mail. Never
write the words “COVER LETTER.”
Every cover letter is addressed to a specific person, using the correct name and
position. Pay special attention to write every word correctly. If you don’t know
how to spell them, send it to the Human Resources Manager or to the manager of
your area of interest.
Length: No longer then a letter-size
sheet of paper. Busy people won’t read long letters from somebody who they don’t
Spelling: Check spelling and grammar
mistakes thoroughly. If you have doubts, just ask for help.
Always use a simple writing style. Choose every word carefully. Introduce your
self in a self-assured simple way, not in an affected manner.
Original. Every cover letter must be
written individually, personalising it according to every particular case. Never
send one of those model cover letters.
When you describe your skills and experience, try to use the same terms that
appear in the advertisement for the job.
It must have a nice layout, as the appearance of a resume is also important.
Choose a good font type, impeccable white paper, and a quality printer. Never
Don’t include photographs (unless you are
applying to be a model or an actor /actress)
Signature . Don’t forget to sign both
your cover letter and resume.
keep a copy of every cover letter and resume you send. They will be necessary to
prepare the interview in case you are called.
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