How to write a letter to a CV
In principle, a cover letter is a brief summary of the contents of your resume in the form of a business letter that is concise and formal. It ideally includes the key points of your education and career, and justification for the desire to work in that company in which you send him. So the cover letter is not always formulaic.
Summary often takes several pages, a good cover letter — no more than half page of text. With a large number of vacancies that need to be closed, and accordingly, when a large number of incoming summary of the HR Department of the company do not always have time even to view all resumes. Therefore, the initial selection may be based on processing cover letters. For example, if the same vacancy for the expert of initial level 50 sent cover letters with resumes, and 25 of them indicated that the applicant has graduated from a specialized University or has experience, it is likely that these summaries will be viewed in the first place, and these applicants will be invited for an interview, especially if the diploma of the University or relevant work experience is an important requirement for this particular job.
The cover letter should indicate your major achievements in past jobs — this will allow you among other things. Of course, these achievements must be relevant to the applicant on the job that you sent a cover letter and resume. For example, if the company you want to work, does not require from applicants the knowledge of foreign languages due to the nature of its activities, it is not necessary to mention that in the workplace you once performed a great and important translation.
A cover letter is also an indicator of your ability to communicate. When planning, do not forget about the simple rules of courtesy. For example, never start a letter with just "Hello" — be sure to mention in the appeal the company name or contact name if it was given in the job description. In the end, accordingly, it is necessary to subscribe.
Some mistakenly believe that the main indicator of the desire to work in this company as the main indicator of ability to communicate, is flattery. Sometimes it may even scare off the employer. Clear and logical justification for the desire to work in a particular company, based on the description of your key skills, personal qualities and ambitions, tell the employer much more than the fireworks of compliments in his address.
If you just finished high school and don't have enough experience, make a cover letter focusing on your personal qualities, significant for the employer. In addition, in such a situation it is useful to write about honors, probation or recommendation to graduate school.