Unless the hiring manager knows why he is reading a certain document, you cannot expect him to understand your motive for writing to him. True, cover letters are written with the intent of acquiring a Domestic Violence Advocate job, but if they do not spell out the cause, they cannot be too effective. Remember that the cover letter is a means of communicating with the hiring manager, what you offer in terms of professional existence. If you do not give a clear idea about who you are and what you intend to bring to the company, your cover letter can easily be trashed.
Domestic Violence Advocate Cover letters of last year are not the same as they are today – yes, that is how quickly things change. Writing a cover letter now is much more tedious than it was in the past. You have to say a lot, and still leave much to the imagination so that a hiring manager is intrigued enough to want to meet with you.
The following cover letter sample will tell you how this is done:
April 28, 2017
Mr. Brandon Derrick
Human Resource Manager
9 Fairfax Street
Horseheads, NY 14878
Dear Mr. Derrick:
Human rights have always held great meaning for me, especially since the time I volunteered to work with a human rights organization (The Nation), before I enrolled in a degree program in the same discipline. It has been 13 years since then, and I have worked extensively during this time to assist victims of domestic violence by helping their cases proceed through the criminal justice system.
In my present position as a domestic violence advocate at Embrace, I am responsible for the day to day operations of the domestic violence prosecution unit. Assisting victims in knowing their rights about obtaining order protection and how to react when the order is violated, is just one area where my strength stands. The constant and deep exposure that I have received during these years has prepared me well to prepare victims for court testimonies, provide advocacy services and support to survivors of relationship violence, stalking and sexual assault or abuse, and to provide crises line, office and house coverage where required.
Anticipating acquiring a position as a domestic violence advocate at Safe Horizon, I offer my resume for your perusal. If you require any additional information that may not be part of the resume, please feel free to call me at (000) 487-5424. I intend to contact you soon to set up an interview date and time.