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Cover Letters and Emails

Writing a cover letter is almost a forgotten art. Nowadays people write more and more emails. Actual letters aren't being written anymore, or at least not like they used too. And seeing what people write these days in their emails as a so called "cover email letter" is pretty much terrible to say the least.

Here are some examples I read in the past:

"i want to talk to some body about offshore jobs. i want to go to work for yall. call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx or xxx-xxx-xxxx my name is xxxx xxxxx."

Or maybe this one:

"Good day, I have attached my CV for your consideration and I look forward to hearing back from you."

And what do you think about this email:

"i am indonesian cook, i am hard working. for further information kindly please see attached. thank very much for your atenttion and i am ready for join."

Last but not least, this one is straight to the point:

"See my resume"

Lovely letters aren't they? If I was hiring personnel and if I wanted to know they weren't afraid of some hard labour, I wouldn't hire the people who wrote these emails. If you're asking yourself "Why not?" I'll gladly explain.

If you don't even take the time to address someone in a decent manner, and if you're to lazy to write a respectable letter, then what does that say about the way you work? The emails posted above show that these people are lazy, want to get a job the easy way, and they don't want to put too much effort in to it. Maybe that's also how they do their jobs.

Like I said from the start, writing a cover letter has become a forgotten art. But if you can put 1 and 1 together, you might realize that writing a cover letter is a one time deal. Because applying to a job doesn't change that much. You might have to edit the name you address it too, you may have to change the position and vacancy number, but that's pretty much it.

All you have to do is write a very nice, well-mannered, informative cover letter once. And after that you can copy it a million times if you want to. It's even possible to use a cover letter not just for offshore jobs, but for any job in any industry.

Picture this if you will; You walk into a recruiters office. You open the door, walk towards the first person you see sitting at a desk, and stop right there in front of him (or her). You don't look this person in the eyes, all you do is pull a piece of paper from your pocket and drop it a his desk. "Here's my resume" you say, then you turn around and walk out the door.

You think this recruiter is going to call you when a job crosses his desk which might fit your resume? I think not.

In real life, we have learned to introduce ourselves, shake hands, tell something important about our experience, skills, motivation concerning the job you're applying too. We use respect, we are well-mannered, address the person in front of us with Sir or Miss or Madam. We try to show ourselves at our best to land that job. So why the heck aren't we doing this anymore when we send out an email?

Now sure, some people are much better with a wrench, working with their muscles or while operating heavy machinery. Some of us aren't very good in writing letters or introducing themselves. You might even work like a horse, be real motivated and have the necessary skills to be the best at what you do.

But when you present yourself via email and write "Check my Rep and Git me a Job Offshore" your job application will end up in the trash bin. Next time you write an email or cover letter to apply for a job, remember the information I'm presenting to you here.

And if you don't know how to write a cover letter in which you know how to sell yourself; Then hire us to help you out! We will write you a cover letter, and a resume, which presents you at your absolute best.


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