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Cover Letter Writing Tips

To Apply for Overseas Jobs shared by Next Generation Automation team as part of

Go Europe Model, Its very important to write very impressive cover letter by every candidate to let his or her resume get shortlisted by future employers.

Land your dream job with these cover letter tips

AI-driven resume screening is trending and could become the norm some day, but at most companies trying to fill critical roles, there is still usually at least one human being spending a few moments deciding whether to put your resume into the follow-up box--or the trash can.

Having a resume, however, is not enough to tell your story and stand out. That's where your cover letter (or email) comes in. Experienced recruiters can learn a lot from a resume, but with your cover letter, you're getting one chance to weave the data points of your career into a coherent and compelling narrative. It's your first (and often only) shot at delivering your pitch to a potential recruiter.

Well-crafted cover letters give recruiters a lot of valuable information that a resume can't. They show very clearly whether you can communicate well in writing, they give you the chance to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the company and the role you're applying to, and they provide a chance to fill-in the spaces in-between the bullet points on your resume with insight into who you are likely to be as an employee and co-worker.

Here are some tips for writing cover letters that are more likely to be read, and which could increase the chances of your moving into the next stage of the recruiting process.

1. Personalize it with name of employer or name of company

If you know who the recruiting manager is, or you have the name of the manager who holds the ultimate decision-making power or who wields significant influence in the process, then address it to him or you can also address in the name of company. Personalizing the address field in your letter or email is just one more way to connect with the reader of your cover letter.

2. Prove why you're qualified

Don't let your resume speak for itself. With your cover letter, you now have a few moments to grab the recruiter--virtually, of course--and set her aside to make your pitch. Get straight to the point and let her know why you believe you are qualified for the role, and then give examples from your work experience. Be concise and don't simply repeat what you put on your resume. Boil down your qualifications to the three or four strongest ones, the ones for which you can confidently say you'll be able to start adding value from day one on the job.

3. Show how the position fits your career trajectory and aspirations

Why are you applying to our company? And why now? Why would you want to leave your current company? What are your longer term career goals and how does this role fit into them? These are just a few of the questions running through a recruiter's mind and are almost certainly going to be part of an interview with you, if you make it to that stage in the process.

Address these questions in your cover letter. They may not give the recruiter everything they need to understand you, but they will provide additional data points they can use to determine whether you are going to be a good fit for the role.

4. Demonstrate excitement

Yes, recruiters want to know: Are you qualified for the job? Do you have the qualifications and experience necessary to start adding value from day one? But they also want to know, will you enjoy working for them? Will you enjoy the role? Will you stick around?

To answer these questions, demonstrate enthusiasm about the company and the role, and, if you manage to find out who you will be reporting to or working most closely with if you do join the company, show that you're excited about working with them and helping them achieve their goals.

5. Be confident

Without getting cocky, of course, show that you're confident: Confident about your qualifications and experience, confident that this is the right company and the right role at the right time for you, and confident that you will make a positive contribution from day one.

6. Proofread

Proofread your cover letter! Meticulously check your grammar and spelling. Ask a friend to read it and offer honest feedback. Let your written english not be loosely connected and 1 english line must connect in some context to next written english line.

Hope you like the Cover letter tips shared by Next Generation Automation.

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