How Important is a Cover Letter for Job Applications?

Every book has a decent cover page. We often select a book which looks sweet or gives a sort of visual treat. Many of us do select a book which looks nice through its cover page, while very few who are true readers step inside to explore more about the story without having a deep glance on the cover page. Many times, we do find other people judging us through our outfits, and hence we often check that we are dress properly.

The cover page of job application does reflect a same sort of idea. Many recruiters often judge people just through the cover letters of job applications. Let us assume, that you are applying for a job in say ‘ABC’ company, you choose to put a very excellent cover letter. While other person misses this opportunity to put that good cover letter. A well-formatted and point to point cover page will be more appreciated and you will score over your competitor to obtain the job.

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The main concept of cover letter was not clear, when I first applied for a job. I didn’t get a clear idea, why you need to describe in short that you have done what and want what, when your resume gives a clear and brief idea about all your achievements and necessary details. But the question still remains unanswered? Do you really need a cover letter? Yes, sending a cover page is considered as a golden rule while applying for job. Cover page is considered a plus point on your resume. I understood this after spending some time in the HR domain.

A Cover letter is your very first chance through which you can make an impression as an ideal employee. So you need to be very sure, if you are making a cover page. A good cover page will gain more success over getting a job. We all know the way we face interviews and present ourself in real ways to gain a good impression, but many times, we ignore the importance of a cover letter to make you reach to a point called ‘interview’.

It’s essential to write a cover letter for job applications. Many people prefer to grab a read-made generic cover letter. They often use same cover letters for all different position by just inter-changing words here and there. It’s better to learn from other’s experience if they share few points with you. An experienced person will tell you more on how these minute things do help you to grab a good deal through cover letter.

This article will help you to explore on key points of cover letters. What are key-points that need to be added and how cover letters help you to sail on good sides? Below are few tips, that will surely help you to fly and gain deserving positions or obtain a dream job.

  • The very first point is “stick to the point.” Be precise and very clear. The cover letter should highlight your key skills and experience that you need think are prime factors in your career.

  • Select a right person to send your application; address a person by full respect as ‘Sir or Madam’. This will help you to proceed further.

  • Have a professional look: try to create a cover page which will have a professional look. Avoid using stylish fonts and bright color. Keep it very simple and mono-colored. Make sure that when you print your resume and cover letter, check that they are printed clearly without any typo-errors or creased documents.

  • Keep it short and simple: Don’t write essays on cover letters. Try to be very short, as this gives a clear cut idea. Put essential skills and achievement that are necessary for the type of job you are applying for.

  • Use a very clean and positive language.

Hope you find these points useful. Further, I had previously written about mistakes you can avoid in cover letters which you can read along with the above mentioned tips to get a clear idea about the process.

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