What Your Cover Letter Should Look Like In 2017

 

Getting your cover letter right is essential when job hunting today! And there’s always conflicting advice about what you need to put in a cover letter – and why you need one. So we thought we’d make it a bit easier for you. It’s time to show off what you can do, and get that dream job. They’re more personal than a CV, giving you a chance to show off your individuality and your best asset – YOU! Trust us, you got this girl!

1. Be more of a person

This year it’s all about how much of a human you are. People trust people, and while your CV is you but 100 times more professional, you can let a little of yourself shine on paper!

This will be the first impression your potential employer will get of you, so don’t hold back! We all struggle to brag about ourselves, but in today’s competitive age, you’ve gotta be your own biggest fan!

2. Step up your research game

After you’ve grabbed their attention, let your potential employer know that you’ve done your homework on their business. Finding out the aims of the company, their history, and what your future role would be is crucial to show that you have a passion for the position you’re going for, and know what would be expected, but like we’ve said a million times – don’t just list what you know.

Take some key points and weave them back into your own story, you’ve always wanted to work in a company with their values, you also support the charities they support. Be real, be honest, don’t just make things up, because trust me, they can tell!

3. Show off what makes YOU different!

Tell your employer what you would bring to the position that no one else would! There’s only one of you, so show off what makes you unique and stand out! A good idea is to give examples of what you would do if you were to get the position – let the employer know that you can bring something to their company that no one else can, and you’re able to think outside the box. This will also help build your confidence when going to an interview, as you’ll be prepared for questions they may throw at you!

4. Bring your contact details into the 21st century

Always make sure they know how to contact you! You don’t want to have worked so hard to get the position and miss out on a great opportunity because they didn’t know how to contact you! It sounds like the easiest thing, and it is, but in 2017 it’s not just about your home telephone number and email. Add your website or portfolio link, and do an audit before you send it off – your employer will definitely be giving you a stalk.

 

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Getting your cover letter right is essential when job hunting today! And there’s always conflicting advice about what you need to put in a cover letter – and why you need one. So we thought we’d make it a bit easier for you. It’s time to show off what you can do, and get that dream job. They’re more personal than a CV, giving you a chance to show off your individuality and your best asset – YOU! Trust us, you got this girl!

1. Be more of a person

This year it’s all about how much of a human you are. People trust people, and while your CV is you but 100 times more professional, you can let a little of yourself shine on paper!

This will be the first impression your potential employer will get of you, so don’t hold back! We all struggle to brag about ourselves, but in today’s competitive age, you’ve gotta be your own biggest fan!

2. Step up your research game

After you’ve grabbed their attention, let your potential employer know that you’ve done your homework on their business. Finding out the aims of the company, their history, and what your future role would be is crucial to show that you have a passion for the position you’re going for, and know what would be expected, but like we’ve said a million times – don’t just list what you know.

Take some key points and weave them back into your own story, you’ve always wanted to work in a company with their values, you also support the charities they support. Be real, be honest, don’t just make things up, because trust me, they can tell!

3. Show off what makes YOU different!

Tell your employer what you would bring to the position that no one else would! There’s only one of you, so show off what makes you unique and stand out! A good idea is to give examples of what you would do if you were to get the position – let the employer know that you can bring something to their company that no one else can, and you’re able to think outside the box. This will also help build your confidence when going to an interview, as you’ll be prepared for questions they may throw at you!

4. Bring your contact details into the 21st century

Always make sure they know how to contact you! You don’t want to have worked so hard to get the position and miss out on a great opportunity because they didn’t know how to contact you! It sounds like the easiest thing, and it is, but in 2017 it’s not just about your home telephone number and email. Add your website or portfolio link, and do an audit before you send it off – your employer will definitely be giving you a stalk.

 

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    Some samples would be nice!

  • CAB

    That was really Helpful…NOT!

  • Veronika Lipar

    I think everyone wants to know how good you’re doing with the social media, design and advertising. And the thing is it doesn’t really matter what job you are going after. At the end of the day you will be selling your work and you need to know how to present it best.

    Veronika
    http://brunettefromwallstreet.com

  • Mary Williams

    Sometimes, when we reply to ads for jobs, it’s a blind ad, where we don’t know who the SPECIFIC company is. How can you research that?!! Examples would have helped with this article.