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  • Hello Everyone, I am Niharika and welcome back to a new lesson. 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 is important for you to send a cover

  • letter as well. So what exactly is a cover letter? Well, cover letter is of course a

  • letter or a document that you send as an introduction to the employer. So kind of adding additional

  • information about yourself when you are applying for a job. So first impression counts, Am

  • I right ? So in this lesson we will help you with some phrases that will 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 just gonna write ' Hello' and followed by one of these phrases

  • here and if you know the person's name then you 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 am writing

  • in response to your advertisement posted on so and so website' So probably you spotted

  • this advertisement either on of these websites online or probably in the job column of a

  • newspaper. So if you spotted this advertisement then you have to mention it so you gonna begin

  • writing 'I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on' you can name the

  • website's name. Okay ! Now, another one - I was referred to you by - the person's name.

  • So you can just mention the person's name here, Now may be your friend mention " hey

  • you know what, there is 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 gonna say - I was referred to

  • you by Mrs Johnson. Now another one - Please accept this letter as my application for the

  • position of ... So probably it is an position of an executive or manager or trainer so whatever

  • the opening is for, whatever job opening it is like may be its for a trainer. So you gonna

  • write please accept this letter as my application for the position of a Trainer. So that's how

  • you will begin writing your cover letter. If you have spotted an advertisement, this

  • is the expression you gonna use, if someone has referred to you for this job then you

  • gonna use this and then if its 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 on 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 , you are

  • probably 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

  • to continue your career path. So you are looking for a change, you are looking for a 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 are 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 qualifications and its just perfectly suits the requirements

  • then mention this. 'My professional skills appear to be well suited to your company's

  • requirements' Okay, so this is one of the expressions that

  • you can use. And now lets have a look at some expressions that will 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 they might end up calling you then just keep it very

  • simple - 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 in case you want to mention it

  • in your cover letter as well, that is fine. Another one - I am eager to talk about the

  • contribution I could make to your firm. Now when do you use this?

  • When you are really excited and you are waiting them to call you for an interview, so mention

  • this - I am eager to talk about the contribution I could make to your firm. So it means that

  • you are very positive and you looking forward to meet them in person. And then 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 sending 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.

  • You cannot end up adding too much of information in it because your resume is a more detailed

  • information, gives the employer a more detailed information. So a cover letter should be simple,

  • short and sweet. So go ahead, use these phrases that you have learnt today, I hope they are

  • helpful to you and do not forget to enclose your resume. Right? I will be back with a

  • new lesson, till then you take care and good luck for your interview.

Hello Everyone, I am Niharika and welcome back to a new lesson. In today's lesson we

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Professional cover letter phrases for a Job Resume - (Interview Skills & Business English Lesson)

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    Shan Yang posted on 2017/01/22
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