Writing a cover letter is hard, especially when you have no
inspiration. The worst part about it is that you
have to tailor your cover letter for each job that you
are applying to. Sounds like a lot of work?
It is, but there are ways to be smart about it.
For instance, you don't have to rewrite your cover
letter from top to bottom for each application, but may
only need to adjust parts of your cover letter to
reflect the specific requirements of each job.
With a proper structure, you may be able to replace only
the introduction of your cover letter and make some
twitching here and there and voila! You have a
brand new and tailored cover letter ready to go.|
As you write your cover letter, keep in mind that it is not intended
to duplicate your resume. Its role is to highlight
key aspects of your candidacy that you believe deserve
mention. Try to capture the reader's attention
enough so that he or she will want to pay closer
attention to your resume. Be positive, be
personable and focus on what you can contribute to the
impression that the recruiter will have of you will be
through your cover letter. That first impression
can carry you a long way and is your opportunity to put
some "personality" to your otherwise impersonal
Words talk and whether or not you are interested in the
position will emanate from your cover letter more
apparently than you might think. That said, pump
yourself up before you sit down to write your cover
letter and write each word with conviction.