Dec
31
2008

How to Write a Cover Letter For Job


A Note to Write a Good Cover Letter

Autobiography VS. Cover Letter:

Unlike the Chinese culture, western people do not write an autobiography when they try to apply for a job. A covering letter is good enough to show the company some of the basic personal information that it wants to know. So a covering letter in a sense is like an autobiography, but is more simplified.

B. Choosing the Formal English Writing Form :

It is now not like a resume, formal English sentence structures and grammar must be considered as you are writing a covering letter

C.   Categories and Order :

A formal covering letter must at least include the following four categories – the purpose of writing the covering letter, personal information, references and conclusion.

1 The purpose of writing the covering letter

– including the job position you are looking for, and how you find out this opportunity.

2. Personal Information

– it may include your age, date of birth, education background, working experiences, training experiences and special abilities.

3. References

– including the name and the contact number of the person (or persons) who recommends and affirms your working effort.

4. Conclusion

– it is the end of the letter, and you should express your wish for an interview opportunity with the company.

20 Useful Vocabulary in Writing a Covering Letter:

verbs

nouns

reply

advertisement

indicate

application

require

opportunity

qualify

qualification

conceive

interview

offer

knowledge

apply

position

graduate

reference

consider

recommendation

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