How to Write Catchy Cover Letters

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The first thing that all employers look at when reviewing job application is cover letters. Therefore job seekers should be very keen when writing the letters since they give the human resource managers the first impression of the person. The decision on whether to review the resume is made based the content and the format of the letter. 

Correct grammar and punctuation is very important and job seekers should not present cover letters that they have not proof read. There is no need to use complex words when describing your skills. No employer will have the time to look up for the meaning of such words. Just make it simple, clear and professional. 
 
The flow and the format are also very important. They should be written in the format of formal/ business letters. Only the correct names and addresses should be used. There should be a space between the paragraphs so that it appears neat. For handwritten cover letters, one must avoid cancelling or using a rubber. 
 
The body of the letter should be a description of one’s skills, academic and professional qualifications and experience. Skills and career attributes should come in the first paragraph. Only the skills that match the job requirement should be stated in the body. The qualifications and experience can be combined in the second paragraph or they can be stated separately. In the final paragraph, the job seeker should request for an interview and thank the employer for reviewing their application.
 
Sample cover letters are available on many sites on the internet. If one has problems in writing a letter, he or she can download a copy from the website and refer to it. Job seekers should refer to the vacancy advertisement so that they can be able to sell themselves better. When writing, one emphasis should be put on what the employer is looking for. 

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