A cover letter is usually addressed to a hiring manager because you want to apply a specific position. You have to make it clear about what position you are applying. By choosing the position you are applying, you know what skills, experiences and achievements that should be included to make you a reliable candidate for the position. However, what if you don’t know what kind of position you are applying because you are attending a career fair where there are many kinds of positions are opened? This is called as a general cover letter and how to write this is a little bit different.
A general cover letter doesn’t have to be specific. Usually you should be more specific in stating your targeted position in your cover letter, but this one is special. In the first paragraph, introduce yourself by stating what grade you are and what filed or organization you think is the most suitable to you. Also, include one or two best experiences and achievements that you have in your education or previous jobs. Tell the manager that you get the information from a career fair. State the day and date as well to allow the company to check the career fair you are attending. Knowing that you get the information about the company from a career fair is a good benefit because it makes you look like working harder than others who just sit at home and write cover letter to their desired companies.
Attract the manager’s interest by stating your best skills and accomplishments related with the field you are applying. Be more specific in including your skills and achievements because you want to highlight those relevant with the filed you are applying. State some great experiences you have in your previous jobs with real examples. It is the same as you are telling a story about your great jobs in the previous company or your achievements in your internship if you are fresh graduation.
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