Resume with Cover Letter for Experience Holders
In this era of employment rush and crowded interview rooms it is difficult for the recruiters to go through every CV sent for a particular position. Thus, comes the concept of Cover Letters that in brief tells the recruiter as to why the candidate is suitable for the position. It must be noted that a great cover letter alone isn’t enough to fetch you a job but a badly written one can surely ruin all your chances. Also, for experienced and senior candidates cover letter is an easy scoring area as they have a lot of skills and experience to boast about. Although it should be kept in mind to not clutter it as a cover letter that is crisp, to the point, speaks clearly of all the skills, experience and achievements relevant to the position can attract a recruiter’s eye. It is advisable to tally the info’s written in the cover letter with that of the Resume, as any err of inconsistency may smell of fakeness. Always only write the notable skills and achievements pertaining to the job description in the cover letter while you can mention the whole list in the resume.
The cover letter is just a short personal message to the recruiter from the applicant asking him to have a look at his CV and states the reason for why he thinks he is suitable. The cover letter should only do as much as representing the Resume enclosed as an attachment. Experienced candidates can use this area to speak about their result-oriented strategies or past achievements that cannot be spoken in the CV. One can also write about a particular instance of outstanding performance that he cannot mention in the CV but supplements the overall motif of the Resume and the requirements mentioned in the Job Description. An experienced professional can also write a little about himself that may prove relevant, write about his years of experience, situations that he has managed so far. And so on. One thing to always keep in mind is that not even a single word should seem out of context and also the length shouldn’t be too long. It should not bore the recruiter. Custom templates and/or only the proper format should be used. It should create willingness in the hiring manager to take a look at your CV. Don’t get neither too casual nor too formal, keep it at the brim. Remember to include your contact details in a separate line in the Cover letter and the resume both. Always keep fonts simple, un-stylized, purely formal yet slick; give proper and consistent spacing throughout the letter. Use margins as most cover letter are printed; using a half to an inch margin will only save your letter from getting cut off. Let your personality reflect through your cover letter and that should only complement your Resume.