How to Write an Outstanding Cover Letter
Writing a Cover Letter can feel daunting and stressful during the application process. Using Calabria Group’s vast experience in reviewing this part of the application process, we are here to help you write a stellar document to present to employers. We compiled a simple guide to write your best cover letter yet:
Address Your Letter to a Specific Person
“To Whom It May Concern” is a thing of the past. Try addressing your cover letter to a specific hiring manager or department head for the most assertive voice. Can’t find the contact? Linkedin is your friend! Try searching for the company name and then searching for ‘hiring manager’ to find the appropriate contact.
?Include Your Contact Information
Although this seems pretty straightforward, it is vital to the hiring manager not to hit ‘delete’ on your application. Try including your full name, title, email address, physical address, phone number & date of submission.
State the Purpose of Your Letter
Your first paragraph doesn’t have to be complicated. Include why you are writing to the company, what you know about the company, & and why you are the best candidate for the position is a great way to begin your cover letter and states a clear purpose.
Arguably one of Calabria Group’s most important recommendations. Include past projects you’ve worked on that have yielded success, brought in money for a past company, or helped your past or current company save money. For example, if you are applying for a sales position, you could say something like “overachieved 2021 sales target by 110% by closing $500,000 in revenue”. Metrics will show the value you can bring to a company if hired!
?End With a Call to Action
Finish your cover letter with a clear action statement. Whether the action is to call the hiring manager to discuss more information and details, review more samples of your work, or let the employer know what they expect from you next is a great way to create the next steps. Employers will like your eagerness to continue the process and discuss how you can make a great addition to the company.
Creating a cover letter with straightforward details is a great way to get noticed, but don’t lose your voice! A cover letter not only gives the hiring manager a better understanding of you and your accomplishments but why you want to work specifically for their company. We hope this simple guide can boost your confidence and lead to your next job offer!
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