Your cover letter is the first thing we see. So take advantage of this opportunity to show us that you, of all the applicants who will be applying, are the right candidate for the position. Intrigue us. In doing so, try to answer the following questions:
- Why do you want to work for us?
- Why are you the candidate we want for this particular job?
- What do you expect from the job? and from us?
Please draft the letter yourself and make sure it’s no longer than one page Since you are promoting yourself here, you shouldn’t be too modest, but don’t exaggerate either. If you strike a balance between the two, you will generally make a good impression. Also, please keep in mind that – although it is an electronic document – you should still sign it.
Don’t worry about writing to a particular person in the cover letter. “Dear Sir, Madam” will do just fine.