Writing a Cover Letter with No Working Experience. Writing a cover letter that is articulate is extremely challenging, most especially when you have no field experience. This is so because it will require you to prove your worth through writing since you do not have the required experience on the job or similar job(s).
On the other hand, it is possible that you could have what an employer requires for the job. In that case, all you really need is to tailor your cover letter in a way that will attract the attention of the employer to have to want to read it the second and third time.
This article will reveal how you can tailor your cover letter with no working experience.
How to Write a Cover Letter With No Working Experience
In this section, we are going to discuss a few steps that will serve as a guide while planning on writing a cover letter with no experience.
Every cover letter is aimed at complementing your resume and giving the employer more reason you should be called for the interview.
Since you are only requesting an opportunity to be called for an interview considering that you have no experience in the field, it is advisable that your cover letter is more compelling and even emotional and should revolve around your career aspirations. Note, since this is your chance to reveal your passion, show your zeal and your input on the job if eventually called up.
2) Your Contact Information
Always include your contact information on the topmost part of your cover letter. Your contact information should contain the following items:
- Your name (Surname first)
- Your city of residence
- Phone number
- Email address (ensure it is official)
- You should also include your LinkedIn URL.
- Then the company’s name and their address
It is highly recommended that you address your employer by his/her name in your salutation. If you do not know the name of the hiring manager, you can use the help of the internet. If the name of the hiring manager is not found on the internet, there are a few more options to consider, which would be:
- Placing a call on the hiring organisation requesting the name of the hiring manager or
- Writing “Dear Hiring Manager”.
Although it is not ideal that you address the name of the hiring organization on your salutation, you should really know the name of the hiring manager before sending in a cover letter. Also, find out some specific information about the position you are applying for.
In this section of the cover letter, properly introduce yourself and state how enthusiastic you are for the position applied for.
Start with your name and a few of your background history and then your strength, taking note of the position you applied for and how you heard about the position.
Note: If you learned about the job position by a staff of that organization, then seak for permission to include their names on this section while stating how you learned about the position.
Remember: Keep it short and straight to the point.
This part of the cover letter is considered very critical as it is expected to contain a brief concise point stating reasons to be considered the best fit for the position you are applying for.
Considering that you do not have any previous work experience to back you up, you will want to place emphasis on your attributes of a personal nature that say a lot about your work ethic and ability to work in synergy with others.
Focus on what you can bring to the job, and how your talents will translate into success for the company. That’s important in any cover letter and becomes even more crucial in a cover letter with no previous work experience.
While ending your cover letter, re-state why you should be considered the best fit for the applied position.
Ask them for the interview. Surprisingly, most job hunters do not ask this question and it that alone can improve your chances of getting a call to come for an interview.
Conclude your cover letter by thanking the reader for the time they took to review your application and tell them you’d like to find a time to meet for an interview to see if it might be a good fit to work together.
After following all the stated rules, proofread your work to eliminate unwanted grammatical error, ensure your write up is error-free. Check for spellings and ensure you remove tautology.
Once done, save as a PDF and name it “[Your Name] Cover Letter” to prevent confusion.
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