What is Cover Letter and what is its purpose?

A cover
letter is an official manuscript that is sent along with your resume while
applying for an employment, it provides additional information about your
skills, why you are applying for the job, why you must get the job, why you are
the perfect person for this job
What is Cover Letter and what is its purpose?
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Significance of Cover Letter

While you
are applying for a job in construction company or a corporation related to
construction, the first thing an employer will examine even before your Resume;
is cover letter, so be very watchful and discriminating in your sentence
structure and the initiative behind the text.

The principal goal behind submitting the cover letter is to emphasize your
main skills, experience, understanding; know-how that goes with the required
skills the company is in the hunt for; so that you can illustrate that you are
the right individual for this job.

Important Points to Remember:


As regards Cover letter there is no hard and fast rule or formula, but there
are certain pin points you must have to take into consideration.

Head Section
Following the sentence that first impression is the last impression, this
cover letter is your first impression to your anticipated future company and it
is in the good will of your professional career to catch the opportunity and
don’t waste it just because of this letter. 

This head section determines that whether you cover letter will bring a job
for you or it will be thrown in the bin. This portion sets the tone of the
cover letter, you must have to set an inspiring and catchy start so as to
encourage the reader to carry on. Some guide lines you can follow; explain
briefly the job for which you are applying and why you have applied for this
role.

Core Body

This is your chance to counterpart your skills, credentials and experiences
to that of the work you are applying. First, focus on the company’s needs and
the actual role, explaining why you are applying to them. This shows you have
done your research on the company and that you are tailoring the letter to them
personally. Next, match these to your skills and abilities; show how you are
right for the job and elaborate on your achievements. Try not to just
regurgitate your CV as they will come onto that after.

Closing Paragraph
End on a positive note and urge the reader to contact you. Mention when you
may be available for interview and say you very much look forward to hearing
from them. Sign it off professionally and sign and print your name.

Finally
Once you have written the letter, make sure that it is presented properly.
Put your address on the top right hand side with the company’s address to the
top left. Ensure your paragraphs are justified to the left and the font is
consistent throughout. Keep it to one side of A4 and no more than 4 paragraphs
long. Do a spell check and ask a friend to check through it and you are done!

Good look! Happy blogging!

Saad Iqbal
Hi there, I am Saad Iqbal from Pakistan. I am an enthusiastic blogger, passionate content creator, construction geek, and a creative graphic designer. Connect with me at my social channels.