Whether you are talking about yourself in the job
In a few sentences, you must demonstrate to the recruiter your added value for the job. To do this, use past successes to explain why and how you will have a strong added value in the function. “If the candidate shows that he has already made a reflection on the position and issues of the company by making such suggestions for action plans, it is a considerable asset,” recommends Renaud Charvet, founder of the telecom operator RingOver Group. Also use your extra professional successes to illuminate a useful personality for the job. “For example,” the practice of tennis in competition taught me the accuracy of the shot and the rigor in the preparation, a quality I think is essential for the position … “, illustrates Karine Doukhan, director at Robert Half Management Resources. “Exit the exhaustive catalog of skills. On the contrary, the candidate must select the most appropriate candidates for the position and argue, “advises Aurélie Le Bozec, consultant at Fed Supply.
That you explain an atypical course
“The letter of motivation must express a coherence that one does not necessarily manage to read in a CV. For example, you can justify an atypical career if necessary, “advises Benjamin Dresner of Finamatic. Whether it is periods of unemployment, professional transition, frequent changes of boxes, etc.
Whether you mention your overall career plan
“I have very little requirement on the form but basically, I’m waiting for the candidate to tell us about his project. I have to understand the consistency between what he did before, what he wants to do at home and what he will do next. Showing your life project, your dream, etc., is a highly appreciated element. For example, a candidate who explains that he wants to join us to discover entrepreneurship from the inside, to one day, to start his own project, I have no problem. On the contrary, “illustrates Antoine de Corson, founder of Groupcorner, a start-up specializing in group booking.
That you speak correctly
We are in a professional context, so the tone of the letter must obviously be. But professional does not impose use an obsolete tone. “I’d rather read a spoken but professional and personalized style than a mail with bombastic and insipid terms,” adds Adeline Christophe. Julien Hostache, managing director and co-founder of Eenerfip, goes even further: “I do not look at CVs but just the cover letter. I appreciate that candidates fall off the mask and speak out loud. I much prefer a candidate who writes “This post is great. It would be ideal to work under these conditions “only a letter with clichés”. The right choice of vocabulary and the spirit of synthesis are also essential. “I’m more interested in reading simple and concise sentences rather than a series of related proposals that confuse the speech,” insists Karine Doukhan.
That you ban misspellings
EH yes, we repeat ourselves but all the recruiters told us, misspellings in a cover letter, it is the trash almost assured for the application. Except for the posts in super voltage like the developers it seems.