Top 5 Ways to Modify a Cover Letter
Are you having trouble writing an IT cover letter? One that will get the hiring manager to read your resume and then call you for an interview? Are you concerned that your cover letter will sound the same as every other candidate?
This video will share my top five favourite ways I modify a cover letter to NexGenT students.
Hello everyone! I’m Sara Hutchison. I am a career success coach at NexGenT. Let’s get to the point. It can be difficult to write a cover letter. Here are my top five tips for writing a cover letter that is tailored to a particular job. For those who don’t have IT experience, my first tip is for you. It’s best to explain briefly why you chose to move into IT and what steps you took to prepare for it. Then, you can move on to the hard skills and the next sections of your cover letters.
The second tip I have is to tell the hiring manager what makes you a good candidate for the job. This can be done by referring to specific job descriptions and comparing them with your own skills and experiences. You can show the hiring manager that your cover letter is tailored to their position.
The third tip is harder to avoid: don’t ask for the job via a cover letter. Instead, request an interview. It is always annoying to me when I see a cover that says how they will thrive in the job, and how they will be speaking to the hiring manager soon. But keep the goal of your cover letter in mind. This is to get them reviewing your resume and inviting you to interview.
Number 4, tell them about why you want work for their company. Mention a project they are currently working on that you found on their website. Also mention that you have a passion or are interested in applying to them for a future project.
Five, list any awards or accolades you have received in the past, even if they do not relate to IT.
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