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Roughly what sort of word count do you adhere to?
However many words that is.
and you're paragraphing properly, don't sweat it. personally, I'd tend to avoid more than three proper paragraphs (exclusive of the 'thanks for your time' type guff and formality).
Applying for some jobs with a company who say the covering letter is more important than the CV for ALL their jobs
but feel free to ramp up the content compared to usual. (extra para or extra sentence to each para or sutin)
I was getting ready to pump out 5,000 words for a crappy job (but awesome company who Id chop a bollock off to work for)
If asking to apply by email, do you think it is more effective to include the covering letter attached or in the body of the email?
Otherwise, it's a) getting lost, and/or b) you've no control over the format.
PDF unless otherwise specified, in my imo.
Please find attached my application for the [post/position/role**] of [X] (ref [X***]), as advertised in/on [X].
*name if provided, otherwise, leave it out
**copy their terminology
***only if applicable
****if name known, otherwise just 'Kind regards'
Also, your choices of valediction are plain incorrect.
Although, actually, that person got an interview, so maybe just make the entire thing a series of Aristotle quotes and you'll be a shoe-in.
whose only discernible skill they listed was "I bake a mean Chocolate cake"...
the whole is often greater than the sum of the parts
shoe-in v shoo-in?
you have one hand, yeah? was that your writing hand? if this sounds insensitive, sorry. just asking, bro
as in, was there ever another hand. think on, mate
Funnily enough, i'm about 90% sure im left handed (missing my left hand) as I'm left side dominated in things like football and martial arts and have awful handwriting and cant throw.
Not insensitive at all. Life's too short to get all prissy about genuine questions!
life's to short, as you say.
you've got me
me a job
Like, for every single job you apply for?
stick to one page, about three paragraphs in length. I usually try to use this format:
Paragraph 1: Introduction -- I am interested in x position; here's a brief summary of my qualifications.
Paragraph 2: More detailed summary of your qualifications: past work experience, education, etc.
Paragraph 3: Explain why you would be a perfect fit for the specific position.
Thank them for their time. Tell them that you are excited to learn more about this opportunity and share how you will be a great asset to x company.
Good luck. Job hunting is the worst thing ever.