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The four most important things you are missing out while writing a cover letter

Do you feel irritated by your failure after putting in so much effort in different stages of job hunt? Have you questioned yourself as to what you are doing wrong? Do you want to know what to do when you run short of options? If yes, then you have come to the right place to find the answer.

Simply, start revamping your job hunt instruments. Go back, start from the beginning, and cover all your bases.

Write a cover letter that proves to the employers that you are the perfect fit. While you may know that it is vital to alter your cover letter each time you send it out, make use of your accomplishments, depict your transferable skills and proofread your cover letter as you still may miss out some very important points. Are you eager to know them? Well, you definitely should be because they might be missing links in your profile and the very changes you need to make to stand out from the crowd.

Without any further delay, here are the four important things that you need to do:

Emphasize how you are a quick learner and adaptable

Companies want individuals who can successfully do a wide variety of tasks. So, they go for applicants that showcase an interest in learning on the job and helping innovate the company over a period of time. So, as a job seeker, you must not only say, but, also prove with examples of your work experiences that you adapted according to the needs of the company.

Include the specific keywords that are in the job ad

Go through the job ad at least three times. Figure out what the hiring managers are exactly looking for. There is at least one specific value or a keyword that the company is looking for. Include that in your cover letter and provide the relevant references and work experiences to demonstrate that you can do that one specific thing as well. This will portray your interest in the job and show that you have strong attention to detail.

Be crystal clear when showing how you can be an asset

Yes, you must align yourself with the company’s objectives and interests using your job experiences, educational background, and personal attributes. However, you must also explain how you can help the company grow and succeed. This is the pivotal part. Provide them this information outright as you wouldn’t want them to look for it and guess as to how you can be of service to them.

Be precise

It goes without saying that your cover letter shouldn’t be your life story. The ideal way is to write a couple of paragraphs along with some bullet points in which you can narrate your specific transferable skills and relevant experiences as well as accomplishments. Tell your story, in a unique way.

Make these four changes in order to convert your ordinary cover letter into a perfect one.

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Hashaam Asif is a Luminite, an entrepreneur with a passion for writing and an unquenchable thirst for good reads. He is working as a freelance writer, editor, content strategist, and is pretty keen on raising the writing standards on the web. You can find him here

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