Sample Cover Letter Template You Can Use To Apply For Jobs

Sample Cover Letter Template You Can Use To Apply For Jobs

I will tell you what, I’ve had my share of going through a couple of cover letters through a previous work experience. Although the designs or templates may vary across recruiting firms and individuals, the message always remains the same, “Sell yourself” to the recruiter.

A cover/ing letter is your sales pitch to the recruiter/hiring manager/HR, whether you are applying for a director position, a managerial position or in this case, a graduate trainee position with no prior working experience other than an attachment/internship position.

Key focus points should be on
  • A highlight on teamwork skills that demonstrate you can work with other people (this could be from working or volunteering in various clubs in campus)
  • A mention of your core strengths and contributions that show you are a stand-out applicant
  • School work experience or volunteer work that demonstrates your strengths and contributions
  • Highly important is to mention your involvement in sporting or community clubs
  • And lastly you cam mention hobbies or interests that are relevant to the job.

What you should stay away from
  • Using too many I’s
  • Repeating what’s on your CV
  • Irrelevant salutations/wording (hey, how are you, hope this finds you well etc)

Have a look at this sample template to guide you through yours.

Even if optional, submit one. Adapt this template: Dear <Name>, I am writing in regard to your job opening of <Target Role>. As a candidate with extensive experience in <job title>, I am highly skilled in <Hard Skills to JD>. The opportunity to join <Organization> greatly interests me because <Reasons>. As a holder of <Degrees, Certs>I can competently execute <JD Responsibilities>. I believe that I would make a valuable asset to your team and I offer my resume for your review. As per my professional summary, my qualities and experience make me highly suitable for the role of <Target Role>. I am highly regarded for <Transferable Skills>. I am proficient in <Systems>. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated the highest levels of service and commitment to the mission of any organization I have worked for. <List 3-4 achievements relevant to the JD>. Thus, if you are looking for a well-grounded <Job Title> please contact me to arrange an interview. I am eager to learn more about how your organization can benefit from my contribution. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you. Regards,
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