Hello and welcome to this tutorial on how to write a cover letter with no experience in this youtube video .
I will write an entry level example letter that can be used by people with zero experience .
And once you are done writing your own version , I would advise you to download matching and professional looking resume and cover letter templates .
Click on the link in the description for more information .
All right .
Now , before I start writing the example , let me first emphasize on the most important writing tips .
First off , use a suitable fond of font size , Calibri aerial or times new Roman with the 10 to 12 point font size will do avoid choosing of the style fonts like scripts , style comic sense or handwriting fonts .
Also keep a word count of around 300 to 400 words and divide your letter into four paragraphs .
Secondly , personalize your cover letter .
Now there are various ways of doing so .
For example , not to whom you need to address your letter to and include the name in the salutation .
Write dear Mr Bennett or dear miss Bennett , avoid generic openings like their hiring manager or madam and especially not to whom it may concern .
Thirdly do extensive research .
So check out the company's staff page and read news articles show that you did your research and have an affinity with the job role and company .
In question .
Another way to increase your chances for an interview is to find a networking connection via linkedin .
A personal connection is a great way to get your foot in the door .
Fourthly focus on your most important personal traits .
For example , being honest and taking responsibility for your actions or your drive and determination to keep going no matter what or your compassion and understanding , which indicates you relate well to others .
But remember , don't list these personal traits like you do in your resume , you have to give some context which real life occasions prove that you actually have these personal traits .
At last , write a new co letter for each job application .
If you don't have any experience , you have to impress the reader in a different way .
So don't only change the name and company information , but instead write a customized letter for each position and company you apply for .
Now , these were the most important writing tips for people with no experience .
Next up , I want to start writing the example letter .
First , we start off by listing our contact information on the left side .
Then we put the date between white lines underneath , followed by the recruiter's name , job title and school's information .
As for the salutation we write dear Mr Bennett .
Now , for American usage , we include a dot after the abbreviation for British English , you can leave it out in the first paragraph .
Also called the introduction .
You need to inform the reader where you found a job advertisement and that you are excited to apply .
Now , if the vacancy was referred to by a mutual connection , you should definitely highlight this in your introduction .
After that you introduce the reader to your cover letter .
In the second paragraph , you need to present your motivation for the job opportunity and organization .
You would like to work at , try to attract the reader's attention .
Inform the reader about your willingness to participate and serve the community .
Let reader know that you are confident about your abilities .
In the third paragraph , you have to match your qualifications to the job competencies .
Now you most likely don't have any experience .
So you will have to focus on your personal traits , explain why these relate to the job requirements listed in the vacancy .
Now don't simply list your personal traits , but instead provide context , give real life examples that prove you actually obtain the required personal traits and skill set .
In the last paragraph , you need to inform the reader about your attached resume , but also tell the hiring manager what topic you want to further discuss about .
This is a great way to create a follow up in the application process , include your email and phone number .
So they can easily reach out to you and you thank the reader for the time and consideration close in a compelling way .
So write best regards or kind regards followed by your name and surname .
So we touched upon the writing tips for people with no experience and actually made an example letter of around 350 words and four paragraphs .
Now I would advise you to keep your cover letter short , concise and to the point , keep your cover letter on a one page document .
In addition , maintain a tone of voice that is confident , gorgeous and sincere .
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