Dear Members and Friends,
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce is glad to share an article published by its Member Gi Group:
A perfect cover letter can take you closer to your dream job
A new year has just begun, it might be the right moment to think about new perspective and possibilities. If you are ready to start or change your professional life it’s time to edit a perfect resume and look for a good opportunity. But how to make your job application noticeable and effective? Try with a perfect cover letter.
The cover letter is an important complement to the curriculum, it allows you to show a personal side and demonstrate why hiring you is a smart decision. It is also an important tool for HR managers and employers to screen applicants for available jobs and to determine which candidates they would like to interview. The cover letter is often required and listed in the job posting but, even if not, to include one anyway will show that you have put some extra effort into your application.
The letter is meant to provide detailed information on why you are qualified for the job you are applying for and why you’re a strong match for the employer’s job requirements. It aims to present you in a more complete way, highlights some unclear elements of the CV and points out the interest in that specific company.
There are three general types of cover letters:
A perfect cover letter is made of four parts:
What does it have to contain?
What should it not contain?
The shape MUST BE CLEAR, PRECISE AND DIRECT.
Why is so important to attach a cover letter to your CV? First of all because it is addressed directly to the company for a specific application, it is more targeted than the CV. It is the tool that allows us to emphasize our competences for that specific job and position and it allows us to inform and convince the selector of our motivation.
Now that you have all the directions to write a perfect cover letter remember that this tool may make the difference between obtaining a job interview or having your resume ignored, so it makes good sense to devote the necessary time and effort to writing effective cover letters.
Gi Group is one of the world’s leading companies providing services for the development of the labour market. The Group is active in the fields of temporary and permanent staffing, search and selection, HR consulting and training, as well as in a variety of complementary activities.