Cover letter from your CV

Write a cover letter from a CV

Workshop: how write a cover letter from your own CV. Stop recycling cover letters found on the internet. Write yours based on your CV and the job offer. The outline is simple and applicable to any CV.

Write a cover letter from a CV: paragraphs 1 and 2


After the famous “Madam, Sir,” which will occupy one line, we take a new line to talk about the announcement.

For paragraph 1 of the cover letter, I advise having the job advertisement in front of you in order to underline the “criteria requested” by the recruiter. Indeed, it is customary to include the criteria sought by the employer in the cover letter.


Cover letter part 1: include the criteria requested in the advert

Part 1: Use the criteria requested in the advert. How can I use the criteria requested in the job offer? The best choice is to do it in the first paragraph of your letter to show the recruiter that you have understood their expectations.

  • Please replace the words grayed out by the information on the advertisement, in other words, the requested criteria, and/or the name of the position.

Cover letter: include the criteria requested in the advert

We will present several examples of writing on this part of the text.


1)

Madame, Monsieur,

Your ad for the position For example receptionist interests me greatly. You are looking for (list of criteria requested in the ad) a rigorous, professional, autonomous, versatile person, I am convinced that I have the skills required for this offer.


2)

Madame, Monsieur,

Following your ad posted on the site (site_name), you are looking for For example a security guard. I would therefore like to send you my application for this position because it seems to suit me perfectly and for good reason, I feel particularly motivated by the idea of ​​working with you.


3)

Madame, Monsieur,

You are currently looking for for example a salesperson for your company, I am very interested in this offer and I would like to submit my application to you.


4)

Madame, Monsieur,

I am currently working on a temporary basis. Knowing the whole thing very well for example the supply chain, my professional career in business has allowed me to acquire many of the skills you are looking for.


5)

Madame, Monsieur,

I have the honor to propose my candidacy for a position for example of a saleswoman. You are looking for (list of criteria requested in the ad) a dynamic woman, following fashion and trends, with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, who integrates easily.


6)

Madame, Monsieur,

I suggest you consider my application for the position. for example of IT Technician to be filled in your Company. I am certain that you will find the skills you are looking for in reading my Curriculum Vitae.


7)

Madame, Monsieur,

for example Graduate of Sciences Po Paris with a Master II in Communications and with experience for example two years in the communications department of large companies, I think I match the profile you are looking for for this position.


8)

Madame, Monsieur,

your announcement regarding for example a building caretaker position caught my full attention. I think that my qualifications and my professional experience can match your needs.


9)

Madame, Monsieur,

I would like to contact you following your advertisement for the position. for example of order picker. I have assets that will allow me to succeed in the role that you would like to entrust to me, that is to say; (list of criteria requested on the ad) motivation, rigor, punctuality.


10)

Madame, Monsieur,

Looking for example a caregiver, the profile required for this position seems compatible with my experience and my training, I therefore propose my application.


11) _ Spontaneous application case

Madame, Monsieur,

You are certainly looking for staff. I am proposing my candidacy for the position for example of remote monitoring installation technician. 26 years for example professional experience my license to acquire different skills.


12)

Madame, Monsieur,

For your business, you are looking for for example an administrative manager, the position offered fully meets my expectations since I have held this position for many years.


13)

Madame, Monsieur,

My profile and my aspirations seem to match your ad


14)

Madame, Monsieur,

Very interested in your job offer, I am sending you, attached, my application for the position of….


15)

Madame, Monsieur,

With the experience of... years acquired in a similar position at..., I think I correspond to the profile sought in the advertisement


16)

Madame, Monsieur,

With more than... years of experience under my belt in the profession, I would like to present my application to you in response to your advertisement for the position of... currently available in your company.


17)

Madame, Monsieur,

The description of your ad seems to me to be an interesting career opportunity.



Part 2: talk about your qualifications and training

*You don't need to invent anything; It’s all in your own CV. That is to say on the “training” columns


Example 1


Degree in the_name_of_your_specialty (example: 3D Animation in Vancouver), With for example 8 years of experience as a 3D Animator within For example from studios like Ubisoft or Dwarf-Labs, also in Freelance. I am constantly looking to share and learn new skills.


Example 2


As a young graduate, I would like to work within your team in order to assert my skills and acquire new ones through the different missions that will be entrusted to me.


Example 3

Having experience For example in secretarial work and for example in home help Your ad suits me perfectly. I am currently in training to improve my skills and stay active while looking for a job. I'm available.


Example 4: case of retraining

In professional retraining, I am moving towards the profession of for example educator monitor, following your announcement you accept beginners, this would allow me to put in place the skills acquired during my years of work.


Example 5

My training for example in DEESARH as well as a successful experience within a company specializing in HR allowed me to acquire and develop the necessary skills which will allow me to successfully carry out the missions which may be entrusted to me.


Example 6

From for example higher commercial training, all of my professional experience has been in the commerce and customer relations sector. I would like to continue to invest myself in sales and team management.


Example 7

Example_Master 2 in sociology. Equipped with good office skills, rigor and very good organizational skills, I also have a sense of communication and listening, and these assets allow me to manage the many tasks relating to management.


Example 8

I have for example 8 years of experience in the field of reception and administrative agent, I am dynamic, autonomous, good interpersonal skills as well as a good team spirit. I will put my skills at your service, I remain entirely at your disposal.


Example 9

Following my versatile experience, I have the skills and qualities for this position. That is to say: (list of criteria requested in the ad), Sense of responsibility, listening, rapid ability to execute, versatility and respect for hygiene rules.


Example 10

Example_Qualified caregiver since 2000, I carried out various missions in various institutes. Over time, I was able to acquire several experiences and skills in the field of personal care.


Example 11

Young graduate for example from the University Institute of Toulon, holder of a master's degree in human resources. (list of skills requested in the ad) Autonomous, serious and motivated. With a sense of challenge and teamwork.


Part 3: talk about your professional experiences related to the ad

Different examples to inspire you. The secret is to sufficiently argue your different professional experiences.


Example 1
A EDP For example, where the objective was to interview as many candidates as possible to offer the best candidates to the requesting companies, my role consisted of…

Example 2
As a salesperson at..., I managed a sector, approached customers with a view to selling products and achieved the set objectives.

Example 3
With ...(the_name_of_the_company), I was a sales representative (taking orders, deliveries, collections) in the western sector for the sale of major confectionery brands (Chupa Chups, Haribo, Mentos) for around 200 traditional customers (grocery store, gas stations , tobacco press)

Example 4
When I worked for example as a Reception Agent at the Photo Show in Arles, I took care of monitoring the stands, welcoming tourists and providing information on the exhibitions.

Example 5

In 20xxx, I worked for example as a qualified machinist-receiver within the RATP. I was responsible for transporting travelers from point A to B, welcoming customers (information on the route and prices). I also took care of ticket sales and continuity of service upon request from the order station.


Example 6
For example Waitress at Charlot Roi des Coquillages in 200xx, I provided service in the restaurant. From preparing the room to welcoming the customer, table service, cash collection and room restoration operations.

Example 7

As a security agent for example at – ELTREIA SÉCURITÉ, my mission was Reception, access control, visual bag inspection. At Torann France, I also checked badges and monitored a parking lot.


Example 8

I was during for example two years Administrative and educational assistant at the Relais de Grasse class, my role was to manage the secretariat and telephone reception as well as preparing the various meetings and making appointments.


Example 9

The few years of experience acquired in the field of…. allowed me to have a good level for example multi-brand technique. Gifted with a certain charisma and a teaching nature, I was able to flourish professionally by accessing positions of responsibility.


Example 10
For example Project manager at JBT in 20XX, this role taught me a lot For example in terms of planning, execution of elevator modernization as well as new assembly.

*You don't have experience/or not enough? Are you unable to explain your professional experiences well? Don't panic: complete your cover letter with a bulleted list of 4 to 5 most important skills for this position.

Example of Light Vehicle Courier skills

* I also master the following skills:
  • Traffic and parking rules in urban areas
  • The Principles of customer relations
  • Use of navigation equipment
  • Road map reading

Part 4: Cover Letter Ending Formula

Example 1

Please find attached my CV, updated regularly. Currently available, I am at your entire disposal for a possible meeting. Sincerely.


Example 2

Madam, Sir, Please find attached a curriculum vitae which I hope will catch your attention. Waiting for a favorable response from you; Please accept the expression of my respectful feelings.


Example 3

Hoping for a meeting, please accept, Madam, Sir, my distinguished greetings.


Example 4

I await your return and am available immediately. Cordial greetings


Example 5

It will be with pleasure that I will explain my motivations to you during a meeting. Remaining at your disposal for any further information, please accept, Madam, Sir, the expression of my distinguished feelings


Example 6

Thanking you for the attention you will give to my application, please receive, Madam, Sir, my most distinguished greetings.


Example 7

I suggest the principle of an interview to introduce myself. Sincerely,


Example 8

While I am at your disposal for a future interview, please accept, Madam, Sir, my sincere greetings. Sincerely


Example 9

I would be very happy to progress alongside you and succeed with you in the missions you entrust to me.


Example 10

I am able to take on the position you are offering with rigor and complete autonomy. I am available for an interview


Example 11

I would be happy to meet you to understand your project and study the best way to meet your objectives.


Example 12

In order to allow you to appreciate the seriousness of my approach, I invite you to consult my CV. Yours sincerely


Example 13

I would like to use this experience in a dynamic and development-oriented company.


Example 14

Very motivated to join your brand, it would be with pleasure that I would explain to you the motivations that drive me during an interview. In the meantime, please accept, Madam, Sir, the expression of my respectful feelings.


Example 15

Better than a CV, an interview should convince you of the interest of my application. Looking forward to meeting/hearing you, please accept, Gentlemen, the assurance of my best feelings.


Example 16

Keenly interested in the position you are offering, I would like to explain my motivation in more detail during a future interview. In this expectation, please accept, Madam, Sir, my sincere greetings.


Example 17

It is with enthusiasm and particular motivation that I therefore offer my collaboration for the position you are offering. In the meantime, please accept my distinguished consideration. Mobile: 06 XX XX XX XX

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