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Resume Cover Letter for Office Furniture Position

Aug 17, 2007
When it comes to job hunting, competition is fierce and you need to set yourself apart early. Unfortunately, the only thing you have to make your first impression with is a piece of paper and some information. How you present that information is going to determine if you get that awaited for interview. Here are some keys to writing both dynamic and powerful resume cover letters.

For the purpose of this article, we will use a generic job of "Office Furniture Purchaser" to illustrate the main ideas. Keep these basic ideas in mind and you will significantly enhance the likelihood of getting a job.

* Don't use up your first paragraph with a boring introduction. Use it to grab their attention. Give them the reasons you are qualified right off the bat.
E.g.: Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to apply for your advertised position as office furniture. am eager to discuss my career highlights from the past 15 years in the office furniture industry with you.

* Don't use old stand-bys like "Attached please find my resume..." Your prospective employer can SEE your resume; they don't need you to tell them it is there. These statements waste space. If you need to refer to your resume in your cover letter, use statements like this:
E.g.: My resume will quickly illustrate that I am a qualified and skilled office furniture purchaser with a proven track record in budget saving techniques.
There, you just told them that you have experience, and you know how to save them money, AND you have a resume.

* Do use generic language, simple terms, and standard sentence structure. If you are educated, they will know that you can use big words in the interview.
E.g.: It would be an honor to join your team, and establish my record breaking office furniture purchasing experience with your company.

* Do speak specifically about job requirements, and mention words used in the ad in your resume as things you can do. It may look blatant, but it actually works subconsciously in the minds of the prospective employer. For example, if the ad says, "seeking detail oriented and efficient time manager for Senior Office Furniture Buyer", you want to say...
E.g.: My skills include a flawless attention to detail, commitment to meeting deadlines, and multi-tasking experience as a Senior Officer in a National Furniture Division.

Simple tips like these will go much farther than a wordy uneventful resume. Good luck!
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The author Ajeet Khurana is a web enthusiast and recommends that you visit Cover Letters and Office Furniture and Chairs for Employees .
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