Letters by Sector: Tourism
Cover letter writing is one of the trickiest
part in any job hunt, your resume might get you noticed, but your cover letter
is one tool that will further expand your qualifications. But be careful what
you write and how you write it -- you don’t want to seem like a cocky candidate
to your potential employer.
There is a fine line between being confident and being arrogant. You may have to showcase your skills and experience, but there is no need to be extra-boastful about it. .Stick to the facts surrounding your achievements. And accompany your narrative with what you’ve learned through your accomplishments. This is to ensure that you don’t come across as arrogant to the recruiter.
Apart from your accomplishments, show evidence of your abilities. Pick at least 3 relevant qualifications that you mentioned in your resume and briefly refer them in your cover letter. Present them in a story or something that is personal, this allows you to easily reach out and communicate to your recruiter. And lastly, don’t just talk about yourself -- discuss the company as well. Research the company then mention the aspects of their organization that impress you the most. Use this as your motivation and reason why you applied for the position.
Your cover letter should consist of the highlights of your career to date and should contain all the information your recruiter needs.