Writing a cover letter is just like writing a short story with the difference being, it’s all about you. The point of addressing a potential employer is to get their attention right away. The hiring manager reads many cover letters when looking to fill a position and a lot of those letters are boring. In today’s competitive market it’s absolutely necessary to stand out because if you don’t, that letter will end up in the no pile.
Along with a list of relevant skills, the most effective way in initiating an interview is creating a memorable catch phrase in your opening statement. The first sentence of your cover letter should immediately grab the reader’s attention and make them want to read more.
Dependent upon your personality and area of expertise, catch phrases could be funny, witty, or entertaining. Just keep it professional and be cautious that you do not offend the reader or the company.
Always have someone else read your cover letter and use constructive criticism to make it better. Remember, you’re selling yourself and the main goal is to get that person reading your cover letter and to read it in its entirety.
Here are examples of catch phrases that professionals used in their cover letters to get an interview:
– Dynamic Literary Contractor anticipating to create exceptional content for your readers.
– Ambitious college graduate ready to become [Company’s] next [Position].
– Having proven capacity, I’m not only qualified for the [Position] I enjoy it!
The important thing to remember is that the cover letter is your golden ticket to acquire that interview. It’s your opportunity to convince the hiring manager that you’re the ideal candidate they can’t pass up.
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