Cover Letter

A great cover letter should not just repeat your resume in a shorter form, but should tell the employer what it is about the job that is attractive to you and why you want to work for that employer. You will also need to include the unique skills and the qualities you bring to that job and the company.

Basic elements of a cover letter

  1. Greeting: Address your cover letter to the proper person.
  2. OpeningWrite a personable, inviting opening paragraph that highlights how your skills are a
                      perfect fit to the job.
  3. HookHighlight your past achievements as they relate to the job you're applying for.
  4. SkillsHighlight additional relevant skills, such as computer languages or certifications.
  5. CloseBriefly recap your strengths as a candidate, and include your contact information.
Components of a sample resume Letter of Application Sample Cover Letter

Components

Letter of Application

Cover Letter Sample #1

Resume

A resume speaks volumes about an individual. There are different types of resume: 

Chronological resume

This is the most common type of resume format used. The chronological format lists your most recent employment history (or education) first, with your jobs appearing by date in a time line. This is the traditional method of formatting a resume, and places more emphasis on your job titles and your employment history over your skills. Chronological resumes generally work best for job seekers with a stable career progression in one or two fields. 

Functional resume

The functional resume will focus far more on your skills and achievements, rather than job titles and places of employment. Functional resumes give you the platform to display your skills and experiences. This format also lets candidates gloss over gaps in their work history or play down positions that were not relevant etc.

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Resume Sample #1

Resume Sample #2

Functional Resume