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/Week 9 Discussion Topic 2by Karen Poulten - Friday, 27 September 2019, 1:41 PMYour Cover Letter is the first part of a job application that a prospective employer will look at.Howdo you think that you could improve your current Cover Letter to ensure that a job application thatyou prepare will ‘stand out from the pile’.You should write about ½ to 1 page.Select the responses for 2 of your colleagues and discuss how your responses are similar ordifferent to theirs.Can you suggest any improvements for each of these colleagues?82 wordsReplyRe: Week 9 Discussion Topic 2by Gayathri RAMIDI - Monday, 30 September 2019, 11:41 AMThe improvements suggested by my tutor for my own cover letter are as under:Reference to the position for which I am applying should be mentioned before thesalutation and not after it.Company name should be included in the first sentence.The position criteria should be addressed by using keywords from theadvertisement.Some general tips which can improve a cover letter further are as follow:Finding a contact person will help us to personalize our cover letter.Cover letter should be limited it to only a few paragraphs and it should be in a simplelanguage.Our credentials mentioned in our cover letter should match the job requirements.Bullet points can be used to focus on our specific skills.Follow up information should be included in the end.Email signatures should be added in it.the balance careers (Feb 2019),"How to make your cover letter stand out" , Alison Doyle,Address: , Viewedon: 30 September 2019163 wordsShow parent | ReplyRe: Week 9 Discussion Topic 2by Cheng ZHANG - Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:47 AMHi Gayathri,I just want to say the first one 'Reference to the position for which I am applying should bementioned before the salutation and not after it. ' I have the same mistake before. I thinkafter fixing these mistakes, the formation is good enough, but you need to put your SFIAskills to make it more competitive.
/59 wordsShow parent | ReplyRe: Week 9 Discussion Topic 2by Prashant SUBEDI - Friday, 4 October 2019, 4:26 PMHi Gayathri,Good analysis for the cover letter. this is something I can use for myself as well.