如何写一封打动人心的CoverLetter

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偶然在CUKRUN Club的分享会上听到Cover Letter还一头雾水,找工作还需要CL吗?不是CV吗?是不是拼错了?正好在准备找工作,就赶紧着手研究了一下,原来在欧美求职很多求职者除了简历以外,都会再加一封Cover Letter,几乎成为了标配,还有很多帮助求职的机构辅导如何书写。

Cover Letter(以下简称CL)是什么呢?

就像是一篇简短的自我介绍,或者叫告白书,或者夸张点可以理解为写给企业的一封‘情书’,主要三个目的: 

  1. 你为什么对这个公司有兴趣;
  2. 为什么对此职位特别感兴趣;
  3. 为什么相对于其他应聘者更适合此职位,

以此三点为主线,然后在呼应和补充在CV中所提到的一些内容

那么怎样才能写一篇打动人心的CL呢?

首先要认真阅读职位描述,深刻理解需求,再根据自己的技能一一匹配,除此之外还需要做一些公司的文化背景,工作氛围等调查,以对方比较舒服的方式和观念来表达自己。

格式

通常只有一页,并非多多益善

和CV风格保持统一

逻辑通顺,段落清晰,根据三个主线一一书写

标题要明确,简洁,标题有下角附上address

遵循当地的语言习惯,用对方熟悉的措辞方式,比如英国和美国在很多词的用法和拼写上有稍许差别

避免和CV有过多重复

面对不同的职位,行业,雇主定制化CL,杜绝照搬照抄,需要充分展现对行业,岗位的深刻理解,尤其侧重为公司带来什么价值。

开头

搞清阅读人的title,准确称呼,Mr or Miss

如果不知道性别可以直接写 Dear Mr/Miss

或者也可以直接写 Dear A(此公司名字) 或者 Dear Recruiting Manager

第一段:表白,刷存在感

声明为什么要申请这个职位,最好提一些比较有代表性的理由

从哪里得到职位相关的信息,如果有人推荐最好把推荐人(包括Title)也写上去

如果是学生申请硕,博专业,那么在专业领域,研究课题和导师方面要多做些了解,热情和态度是一个很重要的筹码

第二段:老王卖瓜自卖自夸

到了介绍为什么自己更适合这个职位的阶段了

此段如果是丰富的工作经验的情况下可以在技能,经历和专业知识上,参照JD去做一个回应

如果有具体的匹配度高的项目或则相关的学术经历,paper等也可以挑重点说一下。

刚毕业的学生可以写一些获得奖项,参加过的活动,付出与收获,一些实习经历等

第三段:收尾表决心

表欲望-强烈想要加入此公司的欲望,以及可以入职时间等

表感谢-对方抽时间来阅读你的信件

表期待-盼望着对方的回复

Tips:

细节决定成败,态度决定一切,这句话未必是全对,但把控细节,态度诚恳是不会错的

要让阅读者感受到你的热情,积极的态度

逻辑清晰,表达准确,简明扼要

及时follow进展,超过两周没有回复可以主动去信询问

完成后反复通读修改,语法,拼写,逻辑等。

 

关于发送格式:一般情况PDF格式,便于阅读。

中心思想:我在xxx那里听说或者看到了你,对你做了一些了解,发现你就是我的理想型,我也很符合你的要求,希望你也多关注我喜欢我,我会翘首以待你的回复。

样例:

样例

Avril Lee 

115 My Street 

Mytown 

WX55 1CQ 

ajlee99@gmail.com 

07777999888

 

Graduate HR director 

Big Company Ltd 

Woodcotes Business Park 

The Midlands 

MX9 6PQ

15th April 2019

Dear Mr Smith

Re: Logistics graduate scheme

I would like to apply for the logistics track of your graduate training scheme, advertised on the Prospects.ac.uk website. As requested, I am enclosing my CV.

I am in the final year of my geography degree, expecting a 2:1. Always intending to have a career in business, I have taken modules on the geography of business and GIS modelling. My final-year dissertation is on changing patterns in retail. During my degree, I have developed my analytical skills and ability to read, manage and present data. I have also become familiar with a range of business intelligence sources.

As you can see from my CV I have experience in:

  • Retail – moving from shelf stacker to checkout operator to team leader in my two years with Fresh Foods. I contributed to the store consistently being in the top five for the region by providing excellent customer service.
  • Warehouse operations – picking and packing to meet targets over the busy Christmas period.

I have also:

  • Worked in and led teams at Fresh Foods, on course projects and in sports.
  • Communicated with colleagues at all levels in retail and warehousing.
  • Solved problems as a team leader, ensuring staff cover and dealing with customer complaints.
  • Worked flexibly doing both early and late shifts and covering for absence, sometimes at short notice.
  • Managed my time when combining study with work and sport.

My semester in Germany exposed me to a different culture and improved my language skills. In addition, my voluntary work with young people has increased my resilience and ability to mix with people from all walks of life.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

(Sign your name here)

Avril Lee

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