Some tips for writing a cover letter
First of all, you should know that the cover letter is the first impression you will give to your recruiter in addition to the CV. They will be able to form an image of your personality, of who you are. So concretely, you have to sell yourself, while giving them good reasons and good arguments to hire you as an intern, within the company. But to do this, this cover letter must be structured in a certain way so that it is easy to understand. Don’t forget that you share the same values as the company you are applying for.
1) The layout
A cover letter always includes certain essential elements. First of all, you have to include your contact information such as name, surname, telephone number, postal address and email address so that we can contact you. Secondly, you should not forget to include the date, place and subject of the cover letter. Then, it is important to tell who you are addressing and to speak with a fairly strong language. The paragraphs of the letter should be pleasant to read and well spaced out. Do not hesitate to skip lines from time to time, to make it more orderly and clear. Finally, at the end of the cover letter, make your best signature and add your first and last name for the second time. When the recruiter sees your cover letter, he/she should want to read it, because you are not the first one he/she will read, nor the last one.
2) The editorial staff
Now it’s time to get down to business. It’s all very well to have a beautiful layout, but the content must be there too. That’s why you can make a plan in the draft, so that you know how you are going to organize the structure of your cover letter. As you probably already know, a cover letter should follow a certain pattern: You, Me, Us. First, make a paragraph where you briefly introduce yourself and explain your background and the diplomas you have obtained. Then, in a second paragraph, you can talk about the company you are applying for and praise its merits. Be careful not to overdo it! You can also point out that joining this company will allow you to gain new professional experience and learn new things about a job you like. Moreover, if this internship is abroad, you will also be able to acquire good language skills. Then, in a third paragraph, you can join the knowledge you have already acquired, and this will allow you to associate them with the missions of the position you are applying for. You can also use two or three adjectives to describe your motivation for joining the company. Finally, and this one is really important, it is the last paragraph. You conclude with a polite formula showing once again your determination. You can also add a sentence about the fact that you remain at the recruiter’s entire disposal.
Frequently asked questions about cover letters :
What is a good cover letter ?
A good cover letter should bring out the best version of yourself. It must show your desire to join the company and must also be personalized for the company. Phrases already seen and used in 80% of the letters do not seduce recruiters. You must therefore show your commitment and freshness through your letter.
Can we use humor in a cover letter ?
It is important to reveal the best sides of your personality in a cover letter. If the internship offer lends itself to this and if humor is a great trait of your personality, you can bring it out in your letter and perhaps seduce your recruiter.