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LYRIS Tips - Cover Letter

There is so much that can be said about how to craft a good Cover Letter. In this post we will give you three tips that go beyond the obvious ones like: It should be personalized and tailored to the job application or to be polite and professional.

We all know that right?

Some may say that Cover Letters are not that important nowadays since most applications are submitted through ATS (Applicant Tracking System) platforms, but they are still your chance to connect with the HR (Human Resources). Your CV is a mere description of what you have done, but the in the Cover Letter you can let your personality shine through.

Either if it is a formal separated document you have to attach, a box in the ATS platform or a email, these are the Tips that will make a difference for you!

Tip #1 - Get it to the hands of the decision maker

First of all to ensure that your Cover Letter is read, you have to get them to the hands of either the Talent Acquisition or Recruiting Team. You can search for their contacts on the LinkedIn of the company site. Just type the name of the company and then select "People". It will show all their associated employees, and if they have LinkedIn recruiter, you will be able to send them a long message and even attach documents.

Tip #2 - The three "YES" rule

An excellent Cover Letter shows that you tick these 3 boxes: ✅ You have the skills to get the job done; ✅ They connect with you; ✅ You fit the company culture. So keep this in mind when you are writing it and reviewing it.

Tip #3 - Grab them from "Hello"

But most importantly, you have to grab their attention from the start! You have to work on a very strong lead which describes who you are and why you want to work there. Make it personal and compelling!

Be sure to apply these TIPS next time you are applying for a job.

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