One does not just write cover letters; one creates them. The point of a cover letter is not to fulfil an obligation. Cover letters are written for a purpose and that is to provide certain information to a hiring manager. But they cannot be taken lightly. They must be written after a lot of research, both about the company and the role in question. If you shoot an arrow in the dark, you won’t get much out of it.
Skills, skills and more skills! Mention of skills adds muscle to cover letters. You need to highlight the skills that an employer will pay you to use. Skills are definitely central to driving your workplace wins. These actually translate into wonderful employment insurance policies which act as giant umbrellas to protect you from economic thunderstorms. Your experience will count in most places; your skills will count everywhere!
Apart from basic skills such as reading, writing, listening and speaking, you will need an additional skills set that can set you apart from the masses. This skills set must be role-oriented. The idea behind emphasizing your skills is to make you appear as a candidate that has a lot to contribute immediately.
634 Pine Street
Albany, KY 61010
Jenna @ email . com
October 8, 2015
Mr. Joseph Ortiz
Manager Human Resource
63 W Hill Street
Albany, KY 66871
Dear Mr. Ortiz:
Living with a disability can be the most depressing feature of life. And who understands this better than someone who has dealt with people with disabilities of the most debilitating kind! I can safely claim that I have made a huge difference in the lives of many patients who were once defined by their disabilities.
If hired in a rehabilitation counselor role at Humanim, I am positive that I can bring a huge difference in your patients’ lives by virtue of:
• Documented success in developing rehabilitation plans that fit each patient’s physical and psychological goals
• Competent at monitoring clients to determine their responses to treatments and tweaking their plans to meet their varying emotional and physical needs
• Proven ability to arrange for rehabilitative services and assistive technology to help with specific rehabilitation needs
My resume follows. I will telephone you next week to answer any questions that you may have, and set up a convenient time to meet with you in person. Until then, please call me at (111) 111-1111 if the need for further information arises.
Thank you for your time and consideration.