Cover Letter & Resume Writing
A cover letter accompanies a resume being sent to an organization for a specific position or area of interest. The well-written cover letter highlights selective aspects of your background which best suit the employer's needs. In other words, the cover letter bridges the gap between your skills and experience and the qualifications of the position or area of interest.
1. Capture Attention - A well-written cover letter commands the reader's attention.
2. Stimulate Interest - It stimulates interest in you and your resume as well as reflects your interest in the job and/or the organization.
3. Specify the followup - Will you call the employer (and when) or vice versa
4. Ask for an Interview - The opportunity to interview is the ultimate goal of your cover letter and resume.
A resume is a synopsis of what you have to offer an employer for a particular job. Its purpose is to organize the relevant facts about you in a written presentation, which will serve as your personal advertisement. Your resume must indicate WHO you are, WHAT kind of work you can do, and HOW you are qualified. It must sell as well as tell!