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How To Write A Cover Letter: A Quick Guide For The Freelance Writer

A cover letter - accompanying a profile for seeking employment - has to have a very strong resume and compatibility vibe. This is the basic mantra that a freelancer has to bear in mind, while embarking an endeavor of framing a cover letter for his client. Listed below are a few guidelines that enhance a freelance writer’s resume

  • Access the profile that the employer is targeting: First, study the requirements of the specific profile that the company is seeking to find. Furthermore, ensure to read and re-read the requirements as to the overt and covert requirements. Based on the employer’s requirement, try and develop an imaginary requirement that you would notice as an employer. This is your perceived job requirement as per employers stated standards.

  • Access the profile of the prospector: Ask the candidate for his photograph for your first impression about him, because you will virtually conduct his first personality “Pull Test”. The candidate must possess an average to high pull factor, in relation to personality. Chiefly, this accomplishes 20% of the selection success rate. Gauge the “Pull Factor” of the profile as mentioned in his resume.

  • Access compatibility: Mentally evaluate the various facets that represent similarities - match to the requirements. Total compatibility? Ideally, 80% compatibility must exist; conversely, deviation will lead to rejection.

  • List your compatibility assessment:The points of convergence that are established, during compatibility evaluation are to be noted in short points. Include three strong points of convergence. You have now identified the profile’s points of importance.

  • Draft the Cover letter: Frankly, draft the cover letter on the basis of the points of sale. It, ideally, should not be more than three paragraphs – make it crisp and to the point, highlighting the best qualities

  • Discuss the Draft Cover letter with the client: Discuss the draft with the client and ask for any additional input. This will add compaction to the overall excellence factor.

  • Prepare the final Cover letter: Now, all the necessary inputs are obtained. Next, prepare the final cover letter, while including all freelancing references--due diligence and creative writing skills.

  • Ask for Customer Feedback: Lastly, feedback is essential, in order to develop the pattern of textual effectiveness that will enhance your future.

Ultimately, it is imperative to initiate an interactive session with the client. Additionally, cover letters assist to remove assumptions, while encouraging conviction; thereby, heightening the appeal of the applicant’s profile to the prospective employer.