Letter of Intent

The cover letter has the explicit purpose of drawing attention to the CV which is always accompanied by it.
Many employers don’t even read a CV unless the cover letter is attached.
The cover letter establishes the first contact with the employer, so its drafting requires careful attention, its content should encourage the employer to find out more about the candidate, whom they will later accept at the interview.
The message should be that the candidate’s offer is appropriate to the company’s needs.
Essentially, the Cover Letter conveys motivation and professional interest in the job, together with the Personal Commitment.
In addition, through the Cover Letter, the candidate demonstrates that he/she has informed him/herself about the company’s vision and strategies and is able to make improvements that will enhance the company’s performance.
It gives an immediate picture of the candidate’s perception of the company and the position for which they are applying and states the reasons why they are applying for the position.
Beyond competencies, the Cover Letter reflects the candidate’s personality style, originality, creativity in the way it is designed, captures attention and also makes an emotional impression on the employer.
Therefore, it should not be copied from another person, but should be tailor-made to denote seriousness and commitment to getting the job.
Therefore, the Cover Letter is always addressed to a specific person – name, surname, position – (from the company research), and when we do not have this information, it will be addressed to the head of the Human Resources Department or the general manager.
Personalising the employer’s name creates a certain psychological ‘closeness’ and produces a pleasant reaction.
There is no standard content for the Cover Letter, but there is the generally accepted principle that the focus should be on the needs of the company and how the candidate can meet them effectively.
The Cover Letter contains a maximum of one page and the following structural elements:
1. Header
2. Welcome form
3. Introduction
4. Content
5. Conclusion
6. Closure form
7. Signature, date.
A brief classification of letters of intent brings us to attention:
Cover letters are those Letters of Intent addressed for a specific position, following a competition for a vacancy by an employing institution. They refer to the “visible labour market” accessed by most job seekers.
Dissemination letters are letters that are sent to non-advertised job vacancies, but which provide information to employers about potential candidates.
Recommendations for writing a cover letter
The cover letter header should contain the concrete information needed for the selection process: personal details, top left; company details, top right; place and date of writing, immediately after the company details; purpose of the cover letter, before the actual content.
The salutation and closing words are standard and promote mutual respect and consideration.
The introduction focuses on the company. You can mention some information about the company’s notable achievements, its prestige, explaining your orientation and motivation. You can state the source from which you obtained information about the job, whether it was recommended to you by someone …
A very effective introductory paragraph would be one in which you manage to compare the company’s Commitment with your Personal Commitment, from which a high degree of compatibility would emerge, i.e. you “sell” exactly what the company wants to “buy”.
The content, like the second paragraph, is focused on you and your vocational personality. The personal commitment that convinces the company that you have what they are looking for helps you a lot, with reference to the attached CV, which is comprehensive. Use precise, if possible quantifiable examples that increase the credibility and seriousness of the approach! Highlight your strengths!
The conclusion, or third paragraph, focuses on your interest in contributing to the achievement of their development and performance needs and interests, highlighting the role you have played in achieving organisational success. Reiterate your motivation to work for this company and not another in the field and show your availability for interview.
Here you can also refer to recommendations you have or information about yourself from other sources. Thank the employer for taking the time to read it, the conclusion should contain a firm and polite invitation, but not an insistence to meet for an interview. Word the final part of the letter in clear, not vague, terms to prompt the employer to a precise response.
Your full name and original signature.
Do not reproduce what you have already written in your CV, rephrase!
Visually impactful through spelling, grammar, punctuation, impeccable language, no use of vague or negatively connotative phrases.
Positive, cordial attitude, optimism and confidence that you will be selected for interview.
Europass Cover Letter Template
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