Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Best Resume Cover Letter

If you happen to land on my blog to look for tips to write an effective resume cover letter, I am not going to let you down. Investment banking is one of the most demanding careers. If your cover letter impresses a banking hiring manager, it is likely to impress most hiring managers.

Let me reiterate the golden rules of a best investment banking resume cover letter: short and precisely. It should contain answers to these questions precisely:

1. What are you doing?
2. What do you want to do?
3. What are you able to do?
4. What do you want the reader to do?

Very often I receive excellent cover letters and resumes. However I am shame that I can’t get the candidates jobs, because they are not bankers.

Here is a beautiful resume cover letter that I receive recently. I don’t think the author is my blog’s reader, but this letter perfectly fits all the criteria I set forth.

Why don't you use it as a sample and tailor one for your own particular background?

Hiring managers usually spend 20 seconds reading a cover letter. We shall set this as a target.

I would like to introduce myself as a professional marketer with 17 years of marketing and sales experience in Healthcare and Diagnostics industries.

I am currently a Regional Business Manager in Famous HealthCare (Asia) and the countries under my responsibility include Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. I am now seeking a Marketing/ Business management position that will maximize use of my knowledge and experience.

A copy of my resume is enclosed for your reference.

I look forward to have a discussion with you on any current opportunities that you are undertaking.

Resume Cover Letter Tips from Anna Maria D’Souza
Some people think that sending in a hard copy cover letter and resume is more polite and personal. However they don't realise that many companies, especially headhunting firms, have to enter their data electronically. Feel free to send in your resume together with a cover email (which serves the purpose of a cover letter). Hard copy resume senders are usually requested to resubmit electronically.

Recommended career tools:

Amazing Cover Letter
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Amazing Resume Creator
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