Cover letter writing time again? Great! You know all there is to know, right? No? Well, we understand that writing a cover letter is a daunting prospect every time. So let us help you a bit. Cover letters need to have a personality of their own. Each cover letter that you write for each position must be different from the last one that you wrote. Is that exactly what is bothering you?
No problem! Here is the thing – each position that you apply for (even if it is the same designation) will (probably) be in a different organization. And each organization has different requirements. Doesn’t it make sense for you to cater to their requirements separately? The how part is challenging, we agree. However, if you look at it this way that each cover letter can be written according to the job description that it provides, you will not let this challenge limit you.
Pick out the salient points from the job description and match them to your qualifications. This way, you will be able to develop content that is right down the employer’s alley. Want us to show you how to do this? Refer to the cover letter sample below:
325 Austin Street
Frisco, TX 25153
Jamie @ email . com
July 1, 2016
Mr. Trent Darby
Student Services Director
Texas State University
3330 Eldorado Avenue
Frisco, TX 36500
Dear Mr. Darby:
After reading your job description for Student Support Coordinator position at Texas State University, I was delighted to find out that your needs completely match my qualifications. With over 3 years of experience as a Support Coordinator at Frisco Business College, I am confident that I can manage a large influx of students by efficiently handling registrations and inductions.
My capabilities are not just limited to direct student coordination services. Following are some of the areas that my expertise lie in:
• Hands-on experience in developing and managing budgets, expenditures and fund balances to ensure both allocation accuracy and budgeted expenses, for student programs.
• Well-versed in planning and implementing programming and instructional activities for students, such as support needs and materials for creating effective delivery models.
• Qualified to prepare a wide variety of complex materials such as plans, reports, analysis, recommendations and procedures.
The plethora of expertise and professionalism that I can bring to Texas State University is unmatched. I would like to meet with you to discuss my credentials and their application to your needs. I will give you a call early next week to set up an interview.