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This is a huge mistake and it s a job candidacy killer! Sample cover letters are meant to be guides not templates. Taking a sample and using it word for word or slightly altering it and replacing the names with your own is an absolute waste of your time and a sure-fire way to not get hired! Why? Because doing it this way completely ignores the purpose of a cover letter. Cover letters are the personal part of an otherwise impersonal document the resume. Your resume is a list of cold hard facts. Your cover letter gets to speak on a more personal human level and to sell you properly it absolutely needs to be personalized.
What a Sample Letter Can t Do You do not have much opportunity to give any hints of your personality in a resume; after all it s just a recitation of your education and work experience. In today s competitive job market many people share similar certifications and occupational backgrounds; what sets them apart is their work ethic personality and yes; even passion for the job! Prior to the interview your unique qualities can only come through in the accompanying letter. A generic sample just isn t going to give the employer an idea of what sets you apart from the hundreds of other job applicants vying for the same job.
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Simply by re-wording something you may already have in there the words can jump up off the page at the reader insisting that they give you a call instead of getting tossed directly in the circular filing cabinet. Applying marketing techniques doesn t require a degree; it just requires looking at your cover letter from a different perspective. Instead of using the space in your letter for mundane formalities like everyone else does consider how you might say things differently if you were using your cover letter to sell your resume. You ll be surprised how a different perspective gets different results! Like many other job seekers teachers are prone to the same mistakes when writing their cover letter.
As more of us have advanced qualifications and certifications it is the letter that you send with your application that can make the biggest difference. After all it is this that will play a role in determining whether you get called for an interview. Usually it is attached to the front of the resume and so is read by the recruiter prior to your CV being studied. There are plenty of sample cover letters you could download for free online. Before doing so you should understand what characteristics your letter should embody. Never underestimate the value of taking your time when compiling your thoughts.