Please let me have a covering letter sample..Urgent..help !!?

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  1. pla its urgent i need help,help me to write resume for work pls?
  2. I’m looking for CV and cover letter sample, please help me.?

6 Responses to “Please let me have a covering letter sample..Urgent..help !!?”

  1. donpolix says:

    google this: cover letter template
    you’ll find lots of cover letter for free download

  2. EmM says:

    First of all you are in the wrong section.

    Secondly , you have not mentioned what you want to send the covering letter with so how can anyone give you any guidelines.

    Put in some additional details and you will get a more coherent answer.

  3. puresplprix says:

    Well i dont know about all that but i was just stoping by to say your a very pretty lady

  4. Mutya P says:

    It will all depend on the content of the letter. SO, kindly put the details, please.

  5. Devaraj A says:

    Applying for a job? the popular Shalini, What happend to you? I am very regrect to hear the words.

    Could you tell me what kind of job are you going to apply? Any way, it is my duty to assit Mrs.Shalini Ajith (are yoy happy?)

    In connection the advertisement dated **** published ***** for the post of Managing Director (I dont want you to work below this grade) in Human Rights Help Organmisation (HRHO) I am herewith enclosing my CV for your perusal. Then you have to justify your qualifications and experioences with requesting manner, that I dont want). Looking forward to hear from you.

    Yours sincerely

    Shalini Ajith

    Yesterday, I have got the best answer point, I dont want it again, keep that points to help MissTrisha, she is very busy nowadays, hence she could not write more answers and gain points to go top the next level.

  6. helena m says:

    Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    that Work for You

    You might see a hurdle to leap over. Or a hoop to jump
    through. Or a barrier to knock down. That is how many people
    think of resumes, application forms, cover letters, and
    interviews. But you do not have to think of them that way. They
    are not ways to keep you from a job; they are ways for you to
    show an employer what you know and what you can do. After all,
    you are going to get a job. It is just a question of which one.

    Employers want to hire people who can do the job. To learn
    who these people are, they use resumes, application forms,
    written tests, performance tests, medical examinations, and
    interviews. You can use each of these different evaluation
    procedures to your advantage. You might not be able to make a
    silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but at least you can show what a
    good ear you have.

    Creating Effective Resumes and Application Forms

    Resumes and application forms are two ways to achieve the
    same goal: To give the employer written evidence of your
    qualifications. When creating a resume or completing an
    application form, you need two different kinds of information:
    Facts about yourself and facts about the job you want. With
    this information in hand, you can present the facts about
    yourself in terms of the job. You have more freedom with a
    resume–you can put your best points first and avoid blanks.
    But, even on application forms, you can describe your
    qualifications in terms of the job’s duties.

    Know thyself. Begin by assembling information about
    yourself. Some items appear on virtually every resume or
    application form, including the following:

    * Current address and phone number–if you are rarely at
    home during business hours, try to give the phone number
    of a friend or relative who will take messages for you.

    * Job sought or career goal.

    * Experience (paid and volunteer)–date of employment,
    name and full address of the employer, job title,
    starting and finishing salary, and reason for leaving
    (moving, returning to school, and seeking a better
    position are among the readily accepted reasons).

    * Education–the school’s name, the city in which it is
    located, the years you attended it, the diploma or
    certificate you earned, and the course of studies you

    * Other qualifications–hobbies, organizations you belong
    to, honors you have received, and leadership positions
    you have held.

    * Office machines, tools, and equipment you have used and
    skills that you possess.

    Other information, such as your Social Security number, is
    often asked for on application forms but is rarely presented on
    resumes. Application forms might also ask for a record of past
    addresses and for information that you would rather not reveal,
    such as a record of convictions. If asked for such information,
    you must be honest. Honesty does not, however, require that you
    reveal disabilities that do not affect your overall
    qualifications for a job.

    Know thy job. Next, gather specific information about the
    jobs you are applying for. You need to know the pay range (so
    you can make their top your bottom ), education and experience
    usually required, hours and shifts usually worked. Most
    importantly, you need to know the job duties (so that you can
    describe your experience in terms. of those duties). Study the
    job description. Some job announcements, especially those
    issued by a government, even have a checklist that assigns a
    numerical weight to different qualifications so that you can be
    certain as to which is the most important; looking at such
    announcements will give you an idea of what employers look for
    even if you do not wish to apply for a government job. If the
    announcement or ad is vague, call the employer to learn what is

    Once you have the information you need, you can prepare a
    resume. You may need to prepare more than one master resume if
    you are going to look for different kinds of jobs. Otherwise,
    your resume will not fit the job you seek.

    Two kinds of resumes. The way you arrange your resume
    depends on how well your experience seems to prepare
    you for the position you want. Basically, you can either
    describe your most recent job first and work backwards
    (reverse chronology) or group similar skills together. No
    matter which format you use, the following advice applies

    * Use specifics. A vague description of your duties will
    make only a vague impression.

    * Identify accomplishments. If you headed a project,
    improved productivity, reduced costs, increased
    membership, or achieved some other goal, say so.

    * Type your resume, using a standard typeface. (Printed
    resumes are becoming more common, but employers do not
    indicate a preference for them.)

    * Keep the length down to two pages at the most.

    * Remember your mother’s advice not to say anything if you
    cannot say something nice. Leave all embarrassing or
    negative information off the resume–but be ready to deal
    with it in a positive fashion at the interview.

    * Proofread the master copy carefully.

    * Have someone else proofread the master copy carefully.

    * Have a third person proofread the master copy carefully.

    * Use the best quality photocopying machine and good white
    or off-white paper.

    The following information appears on almost every resume.

    * Name.

    * Phone number at which you can be reached or receive

    * Address.

    * Job or career sought.

    * References–often just a statement that references are
    available suffices. If your references are likely to be
    known by the person who reads the resume, however, their
    names are worth listing.

    * Experience.

    * Education.

    * Special talents.

    * Personal information–height, weight, marital status,
    physical condition. Although this information appears on
    virtually every sample resume I have ever seen, it is not
    important according to recruiters. In fact, employers are
    prohibited by law from asking for some of it. If some of
    this information is directly job related–the height and
    weight of a bouncer is important to a disco owner, for
    example–list it. Otherwise, save space and put in more
    information about your skills.

    Reverse chronology is the easiest method to use. It is
    also the least effective because it makes when you did
    something more important than what you can do. It is an
    especially poor format if you have gaps in your work history,
    if the job you seek is very different from the job you
    currently hold, or if you are just entering the job market.
    About the only time you would want to use such a resume is when
    you have progressed up a clearly defined career ladder and want
    to move up a rung.

    Resumes that are not chronological may be called
    functional, analytical, skill oriented, creative, or some other
    name. The differences are less important than the similarity,
    which is that all stress what you can do. The advantage to a
    potential employer–and, therefore, to your job
    campaign–should be obvious. The employer can see immediately
    how you will fit the job. This format also has advantages for
    many job hunters because it camouflages gaps in paid employment
    and avoids giving prominence to irrelevant jobs.

    You begin writing a functional resume by determining the
    skills the employer is looking for. Again, study the job
    description for this information. Next, review your experience
    and education to see when you demonstrated the ability sought.
    Then prepare the resume itself, putting first the information
    that relates most obviously to the job. The result will be a
    resume with headings such as “Engineering,” “Computer
    Languages,” “Communications Skills,” or “Design Experience.”
    These headings will have much more impact than the dates that
    you would use on a chronological resume.

    Fit yourself to a form. Some large employers, such as fast
    food restaurants and government agencies, make more use of
    application forms than of resumes. The forms suit the style of
    large organizations because people find information more
    quickly if it always appears in the same place. However,
    creating a resume before filling out an application form will
    still benefit you. You can use the resume when you send a
    letter inquiring about a position. You can submit a resume even
    if an application is required; it will spotlight your
    qualifications. And the information on the resume will serve as
    a handy reference if you must fill out an application form
    quickly. Application forms are really just resumes in disguise
    anyway. No matter how rigid the form appears to be, you can
    still use it to show why you are the person for the job being

    At first glance, application forms seem to give a job
    hunter no leeway. The forms certainly do not have the
    flexibility that a resume does, but you can still use them to
    your best advantage. Remember that the attitude of the person
    reading the form is not, “Let’s find out why this person is
    unqualified,” but, “Maybe this is the person we want.” Use all
    the parts of the form–experience blocks, education blocks, and
    others–to show that that person is you.

    Here’s some general advice on completing application

    * Request two copies of the form. If only one is provided,
    photocopy it before you make a mark on it. You’ll need
    more than one copy to prepare rough drafts.

    * Read the whole form before you start completing it.

    * Prepare a master copy if the same form is used by several
    divisions within the same company or organization. Do not
    put the specific job applied for, date, and signature on
    the master copy. Fill in that information on the
    photocopies as you submit them.

    * Type the form if possible. If it has lots of little lines
    that are hard to type within, type the information on a
    piece of blank paper that will fit in the space, paste the
    paper over the form, and photocopy the finished product.
    Such a procedure results in a much neater, easier to read

    * Leave no blanks; enter n/a (for “not applicable”) when the
    information requested does not apply to you; this tells
    people checking the form that you did not simply skip the

    * Carry a resume and a copy of other frequently asked
    information (such as previous addresses) with you when
    visiting potential employers in case you must fill out an
    application on the spot. Whenever possible, however, fill
    the form out at home and mail it in with a resume and a
    cover letter that point up your strengths.

    Writing Intriguing Cover Letters

    You will need a cover letter whenever you send a resume or
    application form to a potential employer. The letter should
    capture the employer’s attention, show why you are writing,
    indicate why your employment will benefit the company, and ask
    for an interview. The kind of specific information that must be
    included in a letter means that each must be written
    individually. Each letter must also be typed perfectly, which
    may present a problem. Word processing equipment helps.
    Frequently only the address, first paragraph, and specifics
    concerning an interview will vary. These items are easily
    changed on word processing equipment and memory typewriters. If
    you do not have access to such equipment, you might be able to
    rent it. Or you might be able to have your letters typed by a
    resume or employment services company listed in the yellow
    pages. Be sure you know the full cost of such a service before
    agreeing to use one.

    Let’s go through a letter point by point.

    Salutation. Each letter should be addressed by name to the
    person you want to talk with. That person is the one who can
    hire you. This is almost certainly not someone in the personnel
    department, and it is probably not a department head either. It
    is most likely to be the person who will actually supervise you
    once you start work. Call the company to make sure you have the
    right name. And spell it correctly.

    Opening. The opening should appeal to the reader. Cover
    letters are sales letters. Sales are made after you capture a
    person’s attention. You capture the reader’s attention most
    easily by talking about the company rather than yourself.
    Mention projects under development, recent awards, or favorable
    comments recently published about the company. You can find
    such information in the business press, including the business
    section of local newspapers and the many magazines that are
    devoted to particular industries. If you are answering an ad,
    you may mention it. If someone suggested that you write, use
    their name (with permission, of course).

    Body. The body of the letter gives a brief description of
    your qualifications and refers to the resume, where your sales
    campaign can continue.

    Closing. You cannot have what you do not ask for. At the
    end of the letter, request an interview. Suggest a time and
    state that you will confirm the appointment. Use a standard
    complimentary close, such as “Sincerely yours,” leave three or
    four lines for your signature, and type your name. I would type
    my phone number under my name; this recommendation is not
    usually made, although phone numbers are found on most
    letterheads. The alternative is to place the phone number in
    the body of the letter, but it will be more difficult to find
    there should the reader wish to call you.

    Triumphing on Tests and at Interviews

    A man with a violin case stood on a subway platform in The
    Bronx. He asked a conductor, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
    The conductor replied, “Practice! Practice! Practice!”

    Tests. That old joke holds good advice for people
    preparing for employment tests or interviews. The tests given
    to job applicants fall into four categories: General aptitude
    tests, practical tests, tests of physical agility, and medical
    examinations. You can practice for the first three. If the
    fourth is required, learn as soon as possible what the
    disqualifying conditions are, then have your physician examine
    you for them so that you do not spend years training for a job
    that you will not be allowed to hold.

    To practice for a test, you must learn what the test is.
    Once again, you must know what job you want to apply for and
    for whom you want to work in order to find out what tests, if
    any, are required. Government agencies, which frequently rely
    on tests, will often provide a sample of the test they use.
    These samples can be helpful even if an employer uses a
    different test. Copies of standard government tests are usually
    available at the library.

    If you practice beforehand, you’ll be better prepared and
    less nervous on the day of the test. That will put you ahead of
    the competition. You will also improve your performance by
    following this advice:

    * Make a list of what you will need at the test center,
    including a pencil; check it before leaving the house.

    * Get a good night’s sleep.

    * Be at the test center early–at least 15 minutes early.

    * Read the instructions carefully; make sure they do not
    differ from the samples you practiced with.

    * Generally, speed counts; do not linger over difficult

    * Learn if guessing is penalized. Most tests are scored by
    counting up the right answers; guessing is all to the
    good. Some tests are scored by counting the right answers
    and deducting partial credit for wrong answers; blind
    guessing will lose you points–but if you can eliminate
    two wrong choices, a guess might still pay off.

    Interviews. For many of us, interviews are the most
    fearsome part of finding a job. But they are also our best
    chance to show an employer our qualifications. Interviews are
    far more flexible than application forms or tests. Use that
    flexibility to your advantage. As with tests, you can reduce
    your anxiety and improve your performance by preparing for your
    interviews ahead of time.

    Begin by considering what interviewers want to know. You
    represent a risk to the employer. A hiring mistake is expensive
    in terms of lost productivity, wasted training money, and the
    cost of finding a replacement. To lessen the risk, interviewers
    try to select people who are highly motivated, understand what
    the job entails, and show that their background has prepared
    them for it.

    You show that you are highly motivated by learning about
    the company before the interview, by dressing appropriately,
    and by being well mannered–which means that you greet the
    interviewer by name, you do not chew gum or smoke, you listen
    attentively, and you thank the interviewer at the end of the
    session. You also show motivation by expressing interest in the
    job at the end of the interview.

    You show that you understand what the job entails and that
    you can perform it when you explain how your qualifications
    prepare you for specific duties as described in the company’s
    job listing and when you ask intelligent questions about the
    nature of the work and the training provided new workers.

    One of the best ways to prepare for an interview is to
    have some practice sessions with a friend or two. Here is a
    list of some of the most commonly asked questions to get you

    * Why did you apply for this job?

    * What do you know about this job or company?

    * Why did you choose this career?

    * Why should I hire you?

    * What would you do if… (usually filled in with a
    work-related crisis)?

    * How would you describe yourself?

    * What would you like to tell me about yourself?

    * What are your major strengths?

    * What are your major weaknesses?

    * What type of work do you like to do best?

    * What are your interests outside work?

    * What type of work do you like to do least?

    * What accomplishment gave you the greatest satisfaction?

    * What was your worst mistake?

    * What would you change in your past life?

    * What courses did you like best or least in school?

    * What did you like best or least about your last job?

    * Why did you leave your last job?

    * Why were you fired?

    * How does your education or experience relate to this job?

    * What are your goals?

    * How do you plan to reach them?

    * What do you hope to be doing in 5 years? 10?

    * What salary do you expect?

    Many jobhunting books available at libraries discuss ways
    to answer these questions. Essentially, your strategy should be
    to concentrate on the job and your ability to do it no matter
    what the question seems to be asking. If asked for a strength,
    mention something job related. If asked for a weakness, mention
    a job-related strength (you work too hard, you worry too much
    about details, you always have to see the big picture). If
    asked about a disability or a specific negative factor in your
    past–a criminal record, a failure in school, being fired–be
    prepared to stress what you learned from the experience, how
    you have overcome the shortcoming, and how you are now in a
    position to do a better job.

    So far, only the interviewer’s questions have been
    discussed. But an interview will be a two-way conversation. You
    really do need to learn more about the position to find out if
    you want the job. Given how frustrating it is to look for a
    job, you do not want to take just any position only to learn
    after 2 weeks that you cannot stand the place and have to look
    for another job right away. Here are some questions for you to
    ask the interviewer.

    * What would a day on this job be like?

    * Whom would I report to? May I meet this person?

    * Would I supervise anyone? May I meet them?

    * How important is this job to the company?

    * What training programs are offered?

    * What advancement opportunities are offered?

    * Why did the last person leave this job?

    * What is that person doing now?

    * What is the greatest challenge of this position?

    * What plans does the company have with regard to…?
    (Mention some development of which you have read or heard)

    * Is the company growing?

    After you ask such questions, listen to the interviewer’s
    answers and then, if at all possible, point to something in
    your education or experience related to it. You might notice
    that questions about salary and fringe benefits are not
    included in the above list. Your focus at a first interview
    should be the company and what you will do for it, not what it
    will pay you. The salary range will often be given in the ad or
    position announcement, and information on the usual fringe
    benefits will be available from the personnel department. Once
    you have been offered a position, you can negotiate the salary.
    The jobhunting guides available in bookstores and at the
    library give many more hints on this subject.

    At the end of the interview, you should know what the next
    step will be: Whether you should contact the interviewer again,
    whether you should provide more information, whether more
    interviews must be conducted, and when a final decision will be
    reached. Try to end on a positive note by reaffirming your
    interest in the position and pointing out why you will be a
    good choice to fill it.

    Immediately after the interview, make notes of what went
    well and what you would like to improve. To show your interest
    in the position, send a follow-up letter to the interviewer,
    providing further information on some point raised in the
    interview and thanking the interviewer once again. Remember,
    someone is going to hire you; it might be the person you just
    talked to.