Write your best Cover Letter
Rethinking the cover letter - You know, someone once said, "think big, think creatively and think about multiple possible futures." When you're writing a cover letter, identify your skills and attributes that your employers are looking for.
I would do some research on the company I'm applying for. For example, their current projects, mission statement and so on.
I once interviewed a lady for an admin job and when I asked her what do know about the company -guess her response. She said we are retail company. Well, I said I suggest you look around and see if we are selling any products. We are in a service industry, not a retail industry. There's a big difference!
Find the name of the person to whom you should address your letter. Please, don't be lazy and simply address them as Sir/Madam. C'mon, you can do better than this.
I would categorise my skills and capabilities by the advertised role as either:
a. Things I like and do well
b. Things I don't like but do well
c. Things I like but find it difficult to do
d. Things I don't like and struggle to do.
These days, with the incoming of the GIG economy, you should demonstrate your abilities in areas such as:
a. Complex problem solving
b. Critical thinking
d. Emotional Intelligence
e. Cognitive flexibility
Well, I hope this blog gets you thinking about how to write a better cover letter.