What To Include In A Cover Letter
When applying for a job, never forget to include a cover letter. The cover letter is just as important as the content of the resume itself. Resumes are merely a background relating to your experience and interest that determine if you qualify for a job. The cover letter offers additional information that the resume cannot cover.
Cover letters are often provided when the resume is sent to the employer. A cover letter should have an outline of the basic information included in the resume. The cover letter can bring forth more response from employers if it is presented properly.
Never use negative connotations within a cover letter. The usage of negative connotations will only drive the employer into another direction. If you successfully did something in your life, use positive words to bring your success to light.
It is important to keep within the guidelines when writing your cover letter. One of the important rules is to stay focused. Do not tell your life story in your cover letter. Be concise and don't lose sight of your goal; in this case, getting the job you're applying for.
Relocation Cover Letter Template For Networking
Dear (Contact Name):
I recently relocated from California to New York. Consequently, I am looking for my next challenge. My focus is a management role drawing on more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing and production. I have enclosed my résumé which outlines my qualifications.
I am asking my network — including you — to help me identify possible employers who would value someone with my experience and skills. My work history emphasizes supervising production teams (up to 30 employees per shift), keeping manufacturing lines operating at peak capacity with a minimum of downtime, ensuring quality and regulatory compliance, and managing special projects.
If you know of someone I should contact to explore an opportunity, I appreciate the referral. You can reach me at (phone number) or email me at (email address).
I look forward to hearing back from you with any potential leads.
Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.