Resume by Design provides a cover letter writing service that maximises your chances of gaining interviews and differentiates you over other candidates. Cover letters are created to demonstrate you meet the job requirements, have matching skills and experience, and reinforce your achievements in a snapshot.

Cover letters or applications letters – both terms are used interchangeably – are fundamentally sales/marketing-related type letters that must exude confidence. You can maximise your chances of securing a job interview by writing solid cover letters tailored to each role.

The biggest mistake made when writing cover letters is trying to pack too much in and writing in a story-telling, narrative manner. This does the complete opposite of grabbing one’s attention. A cover letter must highlight and reinforce key achievements and skills relevant to the role. You do not simply copy and paste what you have in your resume (this is a big no-no); what you do is capture the relevant content and rewrite. This way, you will differentiate and distinguish yourself and stand out over the competition.

Always keep the cover letter to one page unless otherwise specified; structure it like an essay with an introduction, body, and conclusion; a minimum of three paragraphs, a maximum of five. Write a new cover letter for every application especially when applying for jobs in different fields; use each one as a master template. For example, if you are applying for roles as a data entry officer, create a cover letter for this field; and if you are applying for roles in the customer service field, then create another cover letter.