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Writing Cover letter - Tips

Posted on Dec 8, 2020
I am not a hiring expert but I think these tips can help someone stand ahead of the crowd. This might also help when you are cold-emailing a recruiter.
  1. 1.
    Keep the letter to 2 paragraphs. The 1st para highlighting WHY do you want to work there & 2nd para highlighting HOW hiring you is going to benefit them.
  2. 2.
    Do research about the company. Go through their social, blogs etc. Yes this is the time to be a stalker on internet
  3. 3.
    Always add a personal touch while explaining why do you want to work with them. This is the time to be as "thoughtful" as you can.
  4. 4.
    Don't use any copy-paste templates, not worth it. If a company is asking for a cover letter means that they know a résumé has limitations, they want to hear the WHY & HOW of hiring you is going to help them.
  5. 5.
    Explain something exceptional/cool you did.
This is a progressive post, I will add/delete as I learn. Suggestions welcome