Hello guys .
Welcome to this youtube video in this tutorial .
I will show you how to write a cover letter for an internship .
The purpose of this video is to get you noticed by recruiters and employers and land you plenty of job interviews .
I will write an example letter and guide you through not only the formal requirements but also what content needs to be included when applying for specifically an internship .
But before we start writing , I want to emphasize on some important things .
You must remember when you start writing a cover letter , first off , use a business letter format and suitable fund , preferably times New Roman or Calibri .
I will show you the format of a letter in a second .
Secondly , you should individualize your cover letter .
The core of your letter is a personal pitch .
Basically , you really need to find out why you want a job will motivate you and why they should hire you .
Recruiters like clarity and actually are quite single tracked when it concerns hiring people and they are right .
The cover letter is not focused on you but the match between you , the vacancy and company you are applying for try to emphasize on the match .
So only list relevant education course work , skills and abilities related to the job description .
Thirdly emphasize on academic and extracurricular experience but make it measurable .
Don't just mention that you are good at something but provide them statistics , numbers and percentages .
Fourthly , the cover letter should be a supplement to your CV .
Do not repeat it .
Although the information in your letter will be based on your CV .
It should focus more on your most important achievements and motivation .
And of course how well you match the organization and position .
Lastly , take initiative and show a proactive attitude by subtly mentioning a follow up in the form of an interview and do not forget to proofread and edit your cover letter .
Now , let's start writing .
Tom Johnson wants to apply for a marketing related internship to start off this letter .
We first address the formal requirements , address your contact information and that of the company you apply for this section may sound simple .
However , still many people don't correctly add them to their co ladder .
That means including the hiring manager's name .
If it's not mentioned in the vacancy , then you should do some research on linkedin or even call the company and ask for a name .
And if you still cannot find one , you should address the letter to their hiring manager after the formal requirements , we can start with the body .
Most cover letters are divided into four paragraphs .
The opening motivation match and conclusion for each section .
Make sure to include the right keywords , start the opening of your cover letter by showing your interest for the internship .
But also mention where you found it by doing so , it shows you've thoughtfully considered this specific vacancy , be specific and grab the reader's attention by mentioning your potential to for instance , substantially contribute to the research project .
In the second part , you shortly introduce yourself and elaborate on your motivation .
Also explain why you are attracted to the industry , the organization and the position .
That means you really need to study the internship description , find out what motivates you and describe why you are the perfect match for the internship role .
You can also address why the company appeals to you .
The key here is to convince the reader that you didn't randomly choose this vacancy .
The third section is about the match .
What arguments and examples can you put forward to convince the reader that you are a good fit ?
Support your arguments with experience you gained from your studies jobs and extra curricular .
And when you tell them what you did be sure to include the results of your actions .
Don't use this paragraph to repeat achievements mentioned in your resume , but pick at least one suitable achievement that will attract the readers attention , make the achievement measurable in percentages numbers or time span of the task you completed it .
Now , the conclusion is where you briefly summarize as to what you have to offer as a suitable candidate .
There are several components to keep in mind when writing a cover letter , closing paragraph .
First off , you have to include a subtle gesture to arrange an interview .
Also add a suing summary of what you could offer , for instance , mention some small details so that it becomes clear that you did your research thirdly express your appreciation for the reader's time and consideration and lastly , don't forget to end the cover letter with best regards or yours sincerely .
All right , those are the broad strokes of writing a cover letter .
Next , I want to emphasize on matching your cover ladder with your CV and references .
That is something I see people rarely do , but it will have an influence on your application because it shows you work neatly and care .
You most likely already notice the example templates on the right .
If you are interested via the link in the description , you'll be redirected to the website where you can pick beautiful templates suitable for internship positions .
If you have any other questions related to cover letters , do not forget to leave a comment down below and I will gladly reply to you .
Thank you for watching this tutorial and see you next time .