How (Not) To Write A Cover Letter (With Sample Letter/Example)

How (not) to a write a cover letter for job applications (2016).

In this YouTube video I give a step by step “how to” guide on what you should include in your cover letter. Most jobs require such letters as they allow you to describe yourself and explain why you are applying for the job.The appropriate content, format, and tone for application letters vary according to the position and the personality of the applicant. I will be covering what is a cover, do you need to include a cover letter, what to include in a cover letter, how to organize a cover letter, and answer common cover letter questions people ask.

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No this is not a joke/funny cover letter, this is the format I have used/followed to get all of my jobs in the past.

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There are many different formats you can use for a cover letter but this is the best cover letter format you can use. I have included many pro tips, tricks.,advice, tutorials, lessons, guidance, and some info for people who have no experience.

What is a cover letter?

A cover letter is your chance to show the employer youre more than just an application in the pile. It allows you to list your qualifications and why youd be a great fit for the employer.

Why should I write a cover letter?

While not all jobs require a cover letter, for those that do or even give you the option this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. Yes, it might take more work than just sending over your resume and application, but it can really pay off. Not only does it show youre willing to go above and beyond, it gives you the chance to sell yourself to the employer.

How do I write a cover letter?

First things first, your cover letter should always be specific to the company and position youre applying for. If possible, address it specifically to the hiring manager. Besides the obvious proper spelling and formatting, your cover letter should include:

This should be only one to two sentences about who you are and the position youre applying for.

Bring your skills to life

This is probably the most important section. Explain what you bring to the table and how your skills and experiences relate to the companys job description.

Why youre interested in the job/company

Why do you want to work here is a common job interview question so think of this as practice. Describe why you were drawn to this specific company and/or position. Keep in mind, this section might require a little research.

This is your final paragraph where you can include things like start date, best ways to contact you, etc. Be sure to thank the company for their time and consideration.

Now that youre a pro, any chance you get to submit a cover letter, take full advantage of it to put yourself out there and land that job!

Text version:

how to write a cover letter step 1 always address the cover letter to the receivers name if you don’t know their name and/or gender just use both mister and missus and then use human resources hiring manager or for short HR HM step 2 introduce yourself protip if you have a nickname use it here step 3 ask them about their day it’s a common courtesy if they don’t ask you back how your day is going while you’re writing this make sure you mention how your day is going pro tip number 2 for obvious reasons it’s also important that you use a rainbow color scheme as you write further down the page see the source in the description for reasons why step 4 establish what position you are applying for and why you qualify for the position for example for a sales job you might say that you sold a bike the other day make sure you are completely honest and tell them how you obtained the bicycle it is appropriate to use a smaller font when you are being honest step 5 the body paragraph if you are educated mention it here step 6 don’t be boring if your cover letter is looking boring you might want to spice it up a little with a drawing step 7 finally the end of the letter don’t forget to sign it oh yeah and if you forgot today’s date at the start threw it in at the end along with an address now before you send it off you want to crumple the letter up into a ball and run it over with a few vehicles of your choice this will give it kind of an old wrinkled look next so get an either tea or diluted coffee to give it some color to dry it off you can then toss it into the oven and bake it at 300 degrees for seven and a half minutes repeat these steps with a blank piece of paper when the letter is ready carefully roll it up put it into an old bottle and toss it out to see then take the blank piece of paper and draw a treasure map on it that leads to the location where you threw the bottle into the sea finally apply to the job with your resume and the treasure map make sure you wish them good luck and tell them to look out for pirates I hope you enjoyed this tutorial don’t forget to subscribe for more of them..


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