How To Boost Up Your Cover Letter And Score A Dream Job

So you found your dream job, the one that offers everything you want in a career and has a work/life balance. A critical component of being considered for this job is to submit a stellar cover letter. Submitting a cover letter and CV is a prerequisite to be considered for the position. However, the cover letter cannot be a generic piece that does not indicate what you can do or how you will be an asset for the company. Hiring managers, undoubtedly, see many job applications and have to filter applicants quickly. For this reason, you need to write engaging cover letters that expand on skills in the CV.

Telling your Story

Turning your cover letter into a narrative, that makes a convincing argument for why you should be hired, can catch the attention of the hiring manager. The narrative personalizes your cover letter and the argument requires attention to how you will be a good fit for the specific company. It is time-consuming and difficult to write a rock star cover letter. However, a personal touch is often the difference between paper for the shredder and an interview. A CV provides specific bullets on your experience. It is imperative that you do not lie on the CV. Since your cover letter should expand on aspects of your CV, you must not lie about your experience on your CV and embellish the lie in your cover letter.

Conveying Ethical Standards with your Cover Letter

According to PureResume, a survey of Australians, revealed that 13.1% of Australians admitted to lying on their resume. Social media is thought to have had an impact on the number of people who lie on job materials. Many people are on networks like LinkedIn, and if you are lying about your work history or experience odds are good that someone will see that and call you out.
There are different levels of lies on your resume. It is common and less harmful to lie about how much leadership you had or how you have participated in team morale activities. Lying about your work history, education or referrals is much more serious and can have devastating consequences. Employers value ethical employees, and starting off your relationship with dishonesty can put you on slippery footing.

Tips for Cover Letter Writing

      Research the company and incorporate an interesting fact into your cover letter in a way that does not seem forced.
      Tell your story. Hiring managers hear the same skills or qualifications over and over. Most applicants who are being considered for a position will have the skills required for the position. Tying these skills into a story that sheds light on who you are can leave a memorable impression.
      Choose the most relevant experience in your CV and detail how this will lead to you being a valued employee for your future company. Do not talk about your CV only in past experiences. Link these experiences with the job description for your dream job
      Reiterate how excited you are to have the opportunity to apply for the job and how it is something you are really passionate about. When we love what we do, it is easy to be passionate, and you should definitely be passionate about your dream job.
      Try to find out who the job application should go to. Building relationships is paramount to being a successful professional. Those relationships start as soon as you make initial contact with the company. Finding out who the application should be addressed to will show that you care enough to research the company and value your potential co-workers.
If you follow these tips and maintain ethical standards, you may just find yourself getting called to interview for your dream job.

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