How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter

Posted by | January 13, 2021 | Career coaching

Did you know that the important part of your cover letter is the opening paragraph ? a lot of people tend to overlook it iwhen writing their cover letter. In this post I will teach you how to write a compelling cover letter. That will not only grab the attention of the reader but also land you that job you have always dreamt of.

In this post we will explore tips and tricks for writing a compelling cover letter that can help you scale through the next round of recruitment.
In writing a cover letter, you will need to do some research. Find out about the company you will be writing your cover letter to. You can start with the company website, know what is currently happening in the company. Then gather enough information that will help you writ ethe perfect cover letter.
This will help you stay up to date and give you a competitive edge over other candidates.

Tips on‍ writing a compelling cover letter

1 Opening paragraph :  capture the readers’s attention with your opening paragraph. Make sure you write in a convincing way, that will make the reader read till the end. Tell him or her who you are and why they should hire you. Be very enthusiastic when writing it.

2.Explain why you are the perfect candidate for the job: describe how you can use your skills and experience to move the company to the next level. Give examples of skills you have that makes you the best candidate. It can be soft skills or digital skills you have developed. Avoid telling lies in your cover letter, you will be caught in the interview process. Say exactly what you have achieved without exaggerating.

3.Write a second paragraph (your background): your second paragraph should be a concise overview of your background. Keep in mind that it should be relevant with the posting you are aplying for. Focus on one or two specialties that makes you perfectly suited for the position.

4. Focus on a more convincing reason you are unique : the next paragraph should be focused on another significant achievement or skill. The skills mentioned should be relevant to the position. Keep the closing paragraph concise and tell them you look further to discuss further about the next steps.

5. Finally, add your signature after a closing line and end with a kind message like “warm regards”, “sincerely”

Check your spelling and grammar: no hiring manager wants to read a badly written cover letter. A cover letter with spelling mistakes looks very unprofessional. Grammatical errors can be avoided when writing your cover letter.

After writing your letter, read it aloud that way, you will be able to notice the errors. You can make use of grammar tools like grammarly.com to write a cover letter that is 100% free from errors.

By using the steps listed above, you should be able to write an attention grabbing cover letter that will land you your dream job.

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