Tip 1: always customise your letter
Writing cover letters can take a lot of time, especially if you want to apply for multiple positions. However, it isn’t a good idea to send form letters in order to save yourself some time. Writing a cover letter always has to be custom-tailored work, because only by sending handcrafted cover letters can you truly present yourself as the ideal candidate for a specific position.
Tip 2: present yourself as the perfect person for the job
Obviously, you’re applying for a position because you want to have that job. But why should a company select you? That’s something you have to clearly answer in the cover letter. You do so by presenting yourself as the perfect person for a position, for example by naming the position requirements in the job notice and relating them to yourself. In addition, it is important to always come across as enthusiastic in your cover letter - without overdoing it. So: no exaggeratedly enthusiastic or overly self-assured texts, but a clear, confident presentation of yourself to prove that you’re the ideal candidate.
Tip 3: show that you’d like to work for the company
If you apply for a position as a receptionist, you can say that you enjoy being in contact with customers and colleagues and functioning as the company´s contact point. But why exactly do you want to be the receptionist at this company? Many people do explain in the cover letter why they want a position, but not why they want to work at the particular company. Receptionist positions are offered by many companies, but exactly why do you want to work at this one? Make it clear in your letter, so that you can even better convince the reader.
More cover letter tips
Along with the above tips, you can also consider these other cover letter tips in order to write a perfect cover letter and ensure that you are invited for a job interview: