As you can see in these example job application cover letters, the key is writing an introductory letter that is focused on the needs of the employer.
What can you learn from the ad? Go through the advertised job announcement with a highlighter and mark all the key requirements and needs that the employer mentions in the ad.
Your ad response / job application cover letter should address all of these requirements and provide examples to show how you are the perfect match for the employer’s needs. While you shouldn’t be too obvious about it, try to subtly “parrot” back keywords and phrases that the employer has used in the advertisement.
Make sure that you mention all of the relevant experience and qualifications that you bring to the employment table, but also provide examples of how your past accomplishments will translate into results and benefits for the past employer.
Can you make them money? Save them money? Solve some pressing problem? These are items that you should highlight.
Is there something that differentiates you and really sets you apart from other applicants? Make certain that your letter showcases that. End your letter with a call to action.
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