A letter is which enclosed with resume is called as covering letter, it should be precise and attract recruiters, covering letter tells about the applicant line of interest, why the candidate is look for change in job and their experience.
Recruiter by looking at the covering letter can have basic idea and conclude about the applicant about his work efficiency, hence one should be careful and do not commit any mistakes while writing such letter, or one should take the help of experts.
The following are few tips to write covering letters
First Para: One should introduce himself/herself in attractive manner, they should provide all the information about their work experience like the position they worked, the achievements and how they have become a good asset to the company and mention that all such appraisal letters are enclosed. One should not mention why they want to leave the current job, this can be answered during the interview when asked, Fresher’s should mention about the enclosures of their academic certificates.
Second Para: The second Para is crucial for somebody who has previous experience, here applicant can give his expertise in achieving targets and this should be in relevant with qualification mentioned in resume. This Para should not used for giving unnecessary information.
Precisely one should mention the company he is working and how efficiently he did his job and achieved targets and how such achievements helped the company and while working as team manager or leader doing so how he had trained the team members and led the team, one can also mention about his new ideas or innovative thoughts that made the company stand as leader in the market etc.
Third Para: In this Para information about the company where the resume is sent, why you are interested to work with the company, this will let the recruiter know the applicant zeal to work with their company and how the applicant’s skills and experience would help the company.
Fourth Para: In this Para applicant should mention why he has applied for the job and the contact details like phone number, email id, address and also the known references of the present company where the applicant is working.
Concluding Covering letter: Applicant should sign by giving his full name and thanking the recruiter.
Applicant lets the recruiter understand and assess about his work and experience, so that it can reduce the introduction time during the interview, hence recruiter can discuss on the rest of the things which would make interview very congenial. Recruiters before calling the candidates for interview have go through lot of resumes, so one should not mention repetitive matter one should write simple words giving lot meaning. The job or position applied for why you are eligible and how your qualification and experience makes you suitable to the applied position.