Types of Cover Letters
To know how to write, the purpose and basic information on cover letters is very important at any situation you might find yourself: looking for a new job, when you receive a job advice, to apply a new job, looking to increase your professional network, and more.
It's necessary to know the format and steps to write a cover letter for each situation, so that you'll have success in your goals.
As you might know cover letters are the key you need to get an interview, or at least an opportunity to let other people know you by taking some interest in your resume or CV. The content, design and even format of your cover letter must be specifically for each purpose and it's important to use information tailored to the occasion.
In this section we explain what each one of the types of cover letters is, in which situation one can use them and how to write them.
You can use this document when you find a job advertisement and looking at your skills and experience you decide to apply to that job.
If you want to have advantage among other candidates, an ad-response will be perfect to encourage employer to read your resume. In this section we help you to write a letter with tips and other recommendations, to do it well.
This type is used for job advertisement also, but in this case you apply for the job via internet, it means that you send your information by email. Sometimes companies ask you to add your information as attachment but in other they only ask you to copy and paste your information in the message. We give you some recommendations to write an email in order to ensure it gets to the destination properly, and we give you some tips to write a good one.
This document is used when you want to apply for a job in a company that hasn't publish a job advertisement, and when you don't know if the company is hiring or not.
However, it's not a requirement but the writing must be pretty sharp, and as polite as possible because we didn't receive a job advice or a job opportunity, we're know creating an opportunity for us. Follow our tips for cold-call letters and get a brand new opportunity for your career.
Is a useful tool when you're applying for a job; it's used to recommend someone, so if you have many referrals from important people and specially people related to the industry then you have more chances.
Some companies ask for referrals, other don't so you can attach these letters to support the other documents. People also require referral letters when renting an apartment because owners need some reference. Find tips and more characteristics of this kind of documents in this section.
Networking letters will help you on your job search, it's not only with people related to the industry because we all have a network of contact in one or another way.
However, you can take advantage of it according to the occupation of your contacts, with this writing you have to transmit the message of I need your help, considering that this person can help you. Some tips can be found in this article.
This writing, as its name say, is a document that you can send after sending your cover letter and resume but you didn't get any reply. It's a good tactic to be considered during the evaluation and it shows your interest in the job.
We offer you some recommendations on how to write it according to the other documentation with some examples so you can write it with confidence and add the necessary information only..
A broadcast letter is one of the most powerful types of writings you can use when you're applying for a job or marketing yourself; you send this letter to your network to impress them and increase your number of contacts; it's specially used when you're looking for a job in that way you have more opportunities.
You don't need to include a resume but it's important to follow the steps and content we suggest in this section so you won't be boring and you'll cause a good impression in people that will remember you in case of a job offer.
This writing is also a great tool for marketing yourself, but on the contrary to other documents it's not send by yourself; it's send by other person (third person) to his/her own network of contacts and it refers to you.
That's why it takes that name, the person who writes about you is going to be your sponsor. We give you some suggestions to make this tool useful for your career success, because it's not only your information but also the credibility of your sponsor what is going to help you.