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How to Write Compelling Cover Letters

TalkShop job cover letter tipsRecruitment offices are swamped with mail for job openings. With the stiff competition, applicants face tough times at every phase of the job search. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO recommends, “Customization is key to getting noticed by recruiters. Your letter will have to stand out from several others to merit an interview. Thus, it is worth your time to craft a compelling cover letter. She offers the following tips:

1. Review the want ad for qualifications and requirements.

2. Include a chart in your letter citing the requirements, and your qualifications/accomplishments beside these.

3. Use keywords that persuade :

a. Examples of skill keywords – developed, wrote, analyzed, trained, created.
b. Examples of results-oriented keywords – produced, increased, save, led, built.
c. Examples of recognition-oriented keywords – cited, awarded, credited, lauded.

4. Make your letter sound convincing. A boring letter will get you nowhere.

5. Mention what makes the job interesting to you to project yourself as pro-active and driven.

6. Keep your letter brief and focused. Limit it to less than a page.

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” –Arthur Ashe

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility accredited with the Civil Service Commission helps fresh graduates and professionals in navigate their way through the daunting employment process to secure their dream job.

www.talkshop.ph (632) 894-5588 | Personality Development, Job Interview Skills, Social Graces & Dining Etiquette

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Posted by Sheila Viesca
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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