How to Write an Enticing Cover Letter

A Cover Letter Template

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Do you find it difficult writing cover letters or have you ever asked if it is necessary to send in a cover letter? ( I used to skip that option when I started applying for jobs).

In this short article, I will be sharing a template I use for writing my cover letters.

Disclaimer: I am writing this article because recently in my job search, I have been getting some favorable response as to moving to the next phase. Open to new ideas!

What is a Cover Letter

A Cover Letter is a document sent along with a resume that provides additional information about your skills and experience to an employer and why you are a qualified candidate for the job.

Why You Should Attach a Cover Letter?

Trust me hiring managers look at it (heard it from one!). Before I even get started on why you should write a cover letter, see it as bait to entice the hiring manager to move forward with your resume. You should write a cover letter because it gives you a cutting edge over so many other applicants, shows the hiring manager or the reviewing team you understand what you are applying for.

Before you start writing do this!

  • Read the Job Description properly and note down keywords
  • Do some research on the company and understand their goals and values.

A Simple Cover Writing Template

  1. Short intro on you, where, or how you heard about the role (if it is from your network, utilize that and put a link too) in the first paragraph.

  2. A paragraph summarizing your skillset, best work, and contributions(include links where necessary).

  3. A paragraph of your connection to the role hammering on the job description( utilize the keywords I mentioned earlier but paraphrase not verbatim).

  4. How you are willing to improve and grow with the company as regards company goals( I do a lot of background research here).

  5. A convincing note on why you want to work with the company and what you are bringing to the table ( Throw in your genuine sugar words here)

  6. Thanks and positive text towards a favorable response and discussing the job role with the company.

If you are job hunting like me, I wish you good luck in your search!

Thanks for reading! Please share and like this article if you found it useful!

Onuoha ifeanyi's photo

Nice one 👌.

Mirkenan Kazımzade's photo

How you are willing to improve and grow with the company as regards company goals (I do a lot of background research here).

I'm interested in this part, what is your workflow?

Ruth Ikegah

Ruth Ikegah's photo

Hi Mirkenan Kazımzade

  1. Research on the company values
  2. Point out the ones I resonate with and what I will work on as I move with the company

This shows the HR that you don't just care about the job you are being hired for but also the company at large

Natachi Nnamaka's photo

Very helpful, thanks.

Busayo Ojo's photo

Will definitely take note of this, thank you.

Wilson favour's photo

Great work