Job Interview Tips – How to write a ‘Good Cover Letter’ for a resume – Business English Course

Job Interview Tips – How to write a ‘Good Cover Letter’ for a resume – Business English Course

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Hello everyone, I am Niharika and welcome
back to a new lesson. Well in today’s lesson, we are gonna look at phrases to write an effective
cover letter. Now when do you write a cover letter? When you are applying for a job. And
what’s the most important thing that you have to send? It’s your resume. So along
with your resume, it’s important for you to send a cover letter as well. So what exactly
is a cover letter? Well a cover letter is of course a letter or a document that you
send as an introduction to the employer. So kind of adding some additional information
about yourself when you are applying for a job. So the first impression counts, am I
right? So in this lesson, we will help you with some phrases that would create an effective
and very impressive image of yourself in front of the employer. So let’s get started. The first thing that we are gonna look at
is starting a cover letter. So how do you begin writing your cover letter? Well of course
the first thing is, addressing it. so if you don’t know the person’s name, then you’re
just gonna write, hello and followed with one of these phrases here and if you’re know
the person’s name then you’re just gonna write, To, Mr. Smith
and then followed by one of these expressions. So let’s have a look. The very first one.
I’m writing in response to your advertisement posted on so and so website. So probably,
you spotted this advertisement either on one of the websites online or probably in the
job column of a newspaper. So if you’ve spotted this advertisement then you gonna
mention it, okay. So you’re gonna begin writing, I’m writing in response to your advisement
posted on, you can name the website’s name, okay. Now another one, I was referred to you by…
the person’s name. Okay so you can just mention the person’s name here. now may be your friend
mentioned that hey, you know what, there’s a job opening and I think it’s just perfect
for you. Why don’t you send them your resume? So, this lady or this friend of yours referred
you for this job. So go ahead and mention it, in your cover letter. You’re gonna say,
I was referred to you by Mrs. Johnson, okay. Now another one, please accept this letter
as my application for the position of… Okay so probably this position of an executive
or manager or trainer. So whatever the opening is for like, whatever job opening it is, like
maybe it’s for a trainer. So you’re gonna write, please accept this letter as my application
for the position of a trainer. Okay, so that’s how you would begin writing your cover letter.
If you spotted and advertisement, this is the expression that you’re gonna use. If someone
has referred you for this job, then you’re gonna use this and then if it’s just in general,
then you can use this, okay. Now, another thing that you need to include
in your cover letter is reasoning. So giving a reason that why this job is just perfect
for you. So how do you do that? Well use one of these two expressions. The first one, this
position represents an opportunity to continue my career path. So probably, you are looking
forward for a change. Okay, you are looking for a better opportunity and this job opening
is just perfect for you. So you are gonna give a reason that you know probably this
position represents an opportunity for you to continue your career path, right? So you
are looking for the change, you are looking for the jump, then you mention this. Another
one, my professional skills appear to be well suited to your company’s requirement. Now
usually, when you go online and you’re looking for jobs, you know the company’s requirements
are always mentioned and if you think that you are just perfect. You do have the skills,
you do have the qualifications and it just perfectly suits the requirements, then mention
this. My professional skills appear to be well suited to your company’s requirements,
okay. So this one of the expressions that you can use and now let’s have a look at some
expressions that would help you to close your cover letter. So the phrases that you can use to close your
cover letter are, if you are interested please contact me. So if you think that your skills
and your qualifications suit the requirements and you think that they might end up calling
you, then just keep it very simple, so if you are interested please contact me and then
you can mention your contact details. Now of course your resume also has your contact
details but if in case, you wanna mention it in your cover letter as well, that is fine. Another one, I’m eager to talk about the contribution
I could make to your firm. Now when do you use that? When you’re really excited and you
want them to call you for an interview. So mention this. I’m eager to talk about the
contribution, I could make to your firm. So it means that you are very positive and you’re
looking forward to meet them in person. The last one, I look forward with enthusiasm
to an opportunity for an interview. So this is, like a direct phrase that yes I am seeding
you my resume and I am really excited and enthusiastic about attending an interview
or like a meeting in person. So mention this, I look forward with enthusiasm to an opportunity
for an interview. So your cover letter has to be really short. Okay, you cannot end up
adding too much of information in it because your resume is a more detailed information.
It gives the employer more detailed information. So a cover letter has to be simple, short
and sweet. Okay so go ahead, use these phrases that you have learned today. I hope they are helpful to you and do not forget to enclose your resume, right? I’ll be back with a new lesson, till then you take care and good luck for your Interview.

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  2. Contractions ('I'm') in a formal context? "Look foward"? Why don't you check your content before uploading the video?

  3. your lessons are amazing,thank you,I have one doubt on one sentence please clarify that is:- నీకు ఆటలపై ఉన్న శ్రద్ద చదువుపై లేదు, how can we say this in English, please clarify this Thank you Niharika.

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  6. It's funny how she pronounces "RESUME" as "raz-may", giving emphasis to the end "maaay". Is it a kind of regionalism? A "general english pronounciation" wouldn't treat "resume" as "raz-um", pronouncing clearly the "U" letter and closing the mouth at the end with the lips in "M"? I really found hard to understand what word she was talking about; I had to activate subtitles to it.

  7. Hi Niharika
    Very very nice video
    my name is kuldip kumar i search for a job in abroad for a photographer and you help me please a good COVER LETTER & RESUME make me
    i am very very hope fully
    Email. [email protected]

  8. Dear Niharika, please recommend any websites for the best covering latters as well as some good business letters.

  9. Thank you for the amazing clarification of writing a good cover letter. I am considering a career path change and preparing to it with online training courses and certificate, and i need help to convince employers that i have good knowledge and skills that can be transferred to the new career, i appreciate if you can share samples for career change cover letter

  10. Thank you so much ma'am for helping me.
    From your videos I learned a lot of new things to prepare myself for every interviews.

  11. I'm just confused whether cover letter should be second attachment like CV or just write all these tips in email as job application!

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