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Cover letter:

What is a cover letter? It's a letter that you send to a potential employer along with your résumé. A cover letter is important because, among other things, it will tell the recipient for whom the résumé is intended, it can elaborate on your knowledge of the company and your desire to work for it, and it allows you to name drop.

So if you are on the hunt for a new job, you will need to produce cover letters with brilliance, flair, and speed, and, therefore, you will need to settle in and let Philox help you with this!

How to Write a cover letter: A cover letter should demonstrate to the reader that you have read the job ad carefully and that you are truly interested in that particular job. Many hiring managers will not even look at a resume that does not come with a cover letter.

The cover letter should:

  • Be to the point. Should clearly link your experience to the role being advertised.
  • Be no more than three to four paragraphs long.
  • Be positive and upbeat. Make the hiring manager interested in reading your resume.

The cover letter should NOT:

  • Be a summary or repeat of your resume.
  • Be a uniform letter you send with all job applications.

Here is an example:

May 25th, 2007

Mr. Philox
CEO, Connecting European students
2 Kastoros Street, 5th
CY-1087 Nicosia
Dear Mr. Philox:

I read with interest your advertisement seeking an advertising sales professional, as I believe I possess the attributes necessary to make the role a success.
As you will see from my resume, I have a proven track record in advertising sales as well as selling to all levels of management in the tourist/hospitality/travel sector in 14 different countries including Australia.

Adept at leading a team or working as part of a team, I am also an enthusiastic self-starter able to work from home. I have initiative and loads of drive. My personal motto is: "Never give up". Technical skills include telephone and face-to-face selling, Word, Outlook and Excel software proficiency and strong communication skills.

I hope to have an opportunity to meet with you to discuss how I could contribute to your team.

Yours sincerely,

Your name

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