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Career Advice

How To Write An Effective Cover Letter

Date Posted: Aug 7, 2009

Cover letters are often forgotten when preparing a resume or curriculum vitae (cv), not realizing that cover letter is also important an important part in preparing a resume.

Just like what we always tell to all jobseekers, you have to step up your game for job nowadays is like holding a palm of sand with your hands-hard.

What is a cover letter?

A cover letter is an attached letter that serves as an introduction of your resume. It will make your resume more formal and makes an impression that it is “worthy to read”. Inside the cover letter indicates a little information about yourself and how you are interested in the position that the company is offering.


Inside a cover letter:


Juan Dela Cruz    (Applicant’s name/address/contact number and email)

#19 Don Juan St. Mabuhay, Quezon City




August 7, 2009   (Date)


Jose Malvar (Name of HR Personal [in case you know], Company, Company address)

Mabuhay Pilipinas, Inc.

#2 Salcedo Village, Makati City


Dear Mr. Jose Malvar (Salutation, if you don’t know the person, you may write Sir/Madame)


(Body of the letter)


Greetings. I am Juan Dela Cruz, a fresh graduate of Great Achievers University where I took Business Management. I am interested in the position of Junior Account Executive that you posted in (name of site or newspaper where you saw the ad)


I have heard many positive remarks about your company, Mabuhay Pilipinas Inc. and being part of it would be a great opportunity. I am a college achiever in my previous university, graduated with honors as the class Suma Cum Laude. I believe that my skills and knowledge in accounting and business planning would be very essential for the company’s growth.


Thank you for considering my skills for the position. It would be my honor to be invited for interview to personally introduce myself and ability.


Respectfully yours, (Closing remarks)

Juan Dela Cruz (Your Name)

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