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					Writing a resume cover letter

We are living in an era whereby a resume is not enough to sell you to
your potential employers. There is a lot of stiff competition in the job
market and more qualified people have entered the race towards achieving
that dream job. To ensure that your resume guarantees you an interview,
you must be well versed with writing a resume cover letter that will speak
volumes for you.

The first thing that you are supposed to do is to ensure that you write a
cover letter that is customized. This way, you will be able to match it with
the job requirements that an employer is looking for. It is all about being
on point and stating clearly your core competences that make you the best
candidate for the job in question. Detailing your key skills here will provoke
interest in the employer and you will definitely receive an invite to an
interview where you will further discuss your suitability for this position.
Writing a resume cover letter will revolve around the reasons as to why you
are applying for this job in the first place. You need to detail why it is of
interest to you. It is important to include the sources where you got this job
lead. Pinpointing on the position you are applying for is a plus, as the
employer will have an easy time while short-listing. It also shows that you
are not beating about the bush and you really know what you want.

Every employer is happy to know why you are choosing to work for his
company and it is therefore important to give details on why you settled for
them as your preferred employer. Writing a resume cover letter is not
complete without you selling yourself and doing it well. It is important to
convince the employer to hire you and that is why you must tell him why
you think you are the best candidate for this position. Employers love
people who are enthusiastic and confidence about what they can offer the
company. Including your outstanding qualities, skills and competencies that
make you the ideal candidate for this position is epitome. In the
advertisement, the employer will have detailed the skills and experiences
they are looking for in their preferred candidate. Matching yours with the
listed ones is necessary if you will be short-listed for an interview. To do
this, you must smartly highlight your abilities in relation to the listed
qualifications.

Other key items necessary when writing a resume cover letter include
communicating your strengths, interests, and motivation to your potential
employer. Looking for a job is becoming a very competitive job in itself and
only the best bag them. You must highlight your achievements in the cover
letter to make you stand out among other applicants. It is important to let
the employer know that you are willing to follow-up on your application
through either an email or a call. Before you sign out, it is courteous to
thank the company in advance for the anticipated consideration. While at it,
avoid meaningless expressions and gear at making a good impression on
your employer.
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