London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 03, 2012 -- A lot of individuals don''t enclose a covering letter with their curriculum vitae whenever they make an application for a job. This is actually one of the most frequent mistakes job seekers make when seeking employment. This often results in the candidate not being invited for a job interview in the first place, let alone being taken into consideration for the announced job opportunity.
Well, that is the opinion of Kayleigh Payne, a former recruitment manager currently a Job search site consultant, who has had considerable coaching as well as practical experience sorting through numerous job applications and eventually opting for the right individual for the position.
Kayleigh, who used to have as much as 12 men and women reporting to her as a manager in her past job, has the inside information on why it's so vital to get each resume accompanied by a killer cover letter to be able to stay ahead of the competition.
According to Kayleigh, any time you submit your resume using e-mail, I''d personally recommend you to put the application letter in the body of the e mail or as an attachment. Whilst most organisations do not really trust e mail attachments, this is still better than nothing. However, if you are planning to send it by fax or possibly traditional mail, I propose that you place the application letter before the resume, to make certain that it is the first thing the hiring manager sees, clarifies Kayleigh.
She additionally mentioned that it is not a very good idea to leave out the covering letter from your job application. If you do that, it indicates discourtesy as well as unprofessionalism to your prospective boss.
On the other hand, an expertly written and personalized employment cover letter is designed to give an insight into your personality, talents, as well as characteristics. Most importantly, the job application cover letter indicates how effectively you communicate and deliver yourself in a professional style.
"A job cover letter is more than only a mere notice accompanying your resume in job application. It can be a really powerful tool that could help you to receive a job interview," claims Kayleigh, who pointed out that an average announced job opening often gets about 150 applications or maybe a lot more, and future employers will normally shortlist some of the most adequate applications.
She further explains that job applications missing a cover letter are the first ones to be dumped in the waste paper bin especially for sales jobs. "The common sense is that if you are too lazy to write a cover letter, you'll be too lazy to do the job," expresses Kayleigh.
What about career seekers who are living in a place where a cover letter is not actually that standard? Kayleigh stresses that a job application which is accompanied by a cover letter earns extra credit, and has a far better chanceof getting shortlisted.