How do you write a killer CV?
There are essentially 4 sections to the front page of a high impact CV:
- Your name, address and contact details. 3 lines.
- A profile of you. 4 lines.
- List of skills. 10 Bullet points.
- List of achievements. 5 Bullet points.
How do you end a supporting statement for a job?
Your closing sentence should be reaffirmation of your enthusiasm and that you are the best candidate for the role. Recruiters do not want to wade through pages of copy, so keep your supporting statement as brief as possible, while still including all the requested information.
What does a supporting statement look like?
A supporting statement, or cover letter, consists of two to three paragraphs, generally in a classic letter or email format, use to accompany your CV. It should highlight your skills and experience relative to the specific job (not a repeat of your CV!) and demonstrate how you will contribute to the company’s success.
How long is a supporting statement?
No word limit? Aim for 2 pages. If there’s no word limit, aim to write no more than two sides of A4 using font size 11. Not many hiring managers have time to read a supporting statement much longer than this (remember, they’ve probably got tens, if not hundreds to read!).
What should be included in supporting information?
You can include, among other things, details about:
- your duties and responsibilities;
- your skills, knowledge and/or experience which is relevant to the post;
- identify any employment gaps;
- voluntary work you have accomplished;
- research, publication and/or presentation experience.
How do you introduce yourself in a formal?
How to write an introduction about yourself
- Summarize your professional standing. The first sentence of your self-introduction should include your name and job title or experience.
- Elaborate on your experiences and achievements.
- Conclude with a lead-in to the next part of the conversation.
How do you start a cover letter if you don’t know the name?
To address a cover letter without a name, use some variation of, “Dear Software Team Hiring Manager.” You can also use, “Dear Hiring Manager” if the addressee really is unknown. Remember that “To Whom It May Concern” is an old-fashioned salutation for cover letters. It also feels very impersonal.
What to write instead of to whom it may concern?
“To Whom It May Concern” alternatives
- “Dear [First Name]” or “Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr./Professor] [Last Name]” Be aware of your use of pronouns.
- “Dear [Job Title]”
- “Dear [Team or Department]”
- “Greetings,” “Hello” or “Hi there”