Cover Letter

Is attaching a cover letter with your resume really important?

Information Planet believes that when a cover letter is attached to a resume, the chances to get an interview increase substantially.
The main aim of the cover letter is to give a brief introduction of yourself. After reading the cover letter, employers will know a little bit about yourself and your strengths and the position you are applying for.
 

How to do a cover letter?

First Paragraph:

  • Should include information such as, your name and the position you are applying for

Middle Paragraphs:

  • This section describes what you have to offer the employer
  • You need to convince the employer that they want to read further and know more about you
  • Make strong connections between your abilities and their needs
  • Mention specifically how your skills and experience match the job you are applying for.
  • Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it.
  • Try to support each statement you make with a piece of evidence.
  • Use several shorter paragraphs or bullets rather than one large block of text.

 

Final Paragraph:

  • Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position.
  • Include information on how you will follow-up.
  • State that you will do so and indicate when (one week's time is typical).
  • You can follow up by fax/email/call

 
Check below our template:

To whom Your Name Name Your Address

Address Your Tel.:

Your E-mail:

 

To whom it may concern,

I am a student looking for an interesting and challenging part- time job while I am studying in Australia.

As my CV shows, I already have gained some/ a lot/ work experience. In the past my experience was focused on marketing/ hospitality/customer service/ sales. In these jobs, I learned how to adapt to customers’ expectations and deal with a wide spectrum of different people. I have also completed my studies in my home country as ___________________.

Due to my career ambition to work in the Hospitality industry/ customer service, I am highly motivated to fulfill a challenging role in this field.

With my attention to detail and being driven to work hard I can offer efficient support to your team.

I consider myself to be a quick learner, open-minded and very responsible. I also pride myself on being creative, eager to learn, motivated and flexible.

 

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours Faithfully,

Your Name

 

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