Cover letter is a representation of the candidate on behalf of him about experience, achievements and work profile. Misrepresentation of all these factors may spoil the chances of job winning. So, prepare your cover letter like an important business correspondence and make sure that, it should have a professional appearance, a professional tone, and possess accurate grammar and punctuation. Below tips may helpful to prepare a formal cover letter.
Don’t include unnecessary skills and qualifications: Each and every word included in your cover letter creates great importance and impression on recruiter. Follow an effective resume format for more visibility. Make sure that, the skills mentioned in your resume should add value to your profile. But it should not create any hype. You should also cross check that, whether the mentioned skills, achievements and targets reached in your career period are related to the applied position or not? But also remember that, irrelevant information creates negative impression and reduces the interview calls.
Don’t forget to include contact name: Never forget to include the contact names of the reference person to reach your profile to the concerned person in right time. Once you have prepared your cover letter ,call the company phone number and take the name of the concerned person to include in profile. It is also important to cross check the spelling of the concerned person and their designation in a right way.
Don’t forget to verify the company address: Verify the organisation address, which you found in internet or company website and confirm it as 100% accurate or not? You can also visit the official website of company or scan the yellow pages to make ensure that the company address is perfect.
Don’t use unprofessional layout for cover letters: Well format your cover letter in a constructive way with all details like current date,contact name, company address, salutation and signature line. Collect some sample cover-letters from internet and compare your cover letter.