Cover Letter: Part 2

Before the lesson, make sure you have sent your resume to your tutor through Cambly’s messaging system. You can send an attachment by clicking the following button when you are logged on to Cambly’s website.

If you are not familiar with how to write a cover letter in English, you can download the following template as a guideline:

This following content has been modified from ResumeGenius. See the original article here.


Guideline

Read the following text with your tutor. 

3. Sell Yourself

The second paragraph should respond directly to the job description written by the hiring manager. Describe how your previous job experiences, skills, and abilities will allow you to meet the company’s needs. To make that easier, you can (and should) literally include words and phrases from the job description in your cover letters.

To go the extra mile, do some research about the company, and try to find out what they are doing — and why — given the current state of their industry. In a third paragraph, explain how you can fit into that schema, and help push the company forward and achieve any goals you suspect they may have.

Activities

Go over the following points with your tutors. 

  • Discuss what kind of position and company you are applying to.
  • Are you describing the write job experiences, skills, and abilities that fit the opportunity you are applying to?
  • Did you include words and phrases from the job descriptions?
  • Do a little bit of research about the company. What did you find?
  • Revise your second and third paragraph according to the guideline with your Cambly tutor.

Guideline

Read the following text with your tutor. 

4. Conclusion

The final paragraph is called the “call to action.” Inform them that you’d love to get interviewed. Tell them that you’ll be in contact with them in a week if you don’t hear back. Thank them for spending the time to read your letter.

Activities

Go over the following points with your tutors. 

  • What are your “call to action”?
  • Did you include that 1) you want an interview, 2) you’ll be in contact if you don’t hear back, and 3) you thank them for their time?
  • Revise your conclusion according to the guideline with your Cambly tutor.

Guideline

Read the following text with your tutor. 

Last but not least..

It’s important that you go over your cover letter several times to improve its content and writing. Also, don’t forget to constantly revise as you apply to different companies and positions.

Activities

Go over the following points with your tutors. 

  • Read over your completed cover letter and make sure you don’t have any grammar errors or typos.
  • Revise your cover letter as you apply to different companies and positions.

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