These scores are then added up and are the basis for the recruitment panel deciding who to select to interview.
This may sound straightforward but I’d say more than 50% of the applications I’ve ever looked over don’t seem to understand this (I didn’t either until I undertook recruitment training).
Industry, particularly science and engineering is a whole different kettle of fish but certainly some of this information will be transferable.
I’ve had over ten years of experience in recruiting across a range of roles, from volunteers to project assistants through to being involved in the recruitment process for positions on the same level as me and above.
If you have recruiter contact information, address your cover letter to him or her.
If you do not have recruiter contact information, apply to a blind advertisement with, "Dear Recruiter:" Find out as much about the position and company as possible and tailor each cover letter toward the opportunity for which you are applying. Illustrate that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the position requirements.Typically, three or four short, easy-to-read paragraphs are adequate.Keep your cover letter looking professionally; use a standard font (i.e.EMPs (Emerging Museum Professionals) know the struggle of creating a stand out resume and writing cover letter after cover letter.What would it look like if we really said what we meant on our museum resumes?The museum sector is famously ‘oversubscribed’ with people trying to get a foot in the door but in my experience, it’s rarely been challenging to shortlist five or six people from a long list of applicants.This isn’t because there aren’t fantastic candidates out there it’s more to do with the lost art of the job application.Let the cover letter reflect your individuality, but avoid appearing too familiar, humorous or ironic.Describe what is particularly appealing to you about this company and/or position.The following are some cover letter recommendations: Language Check over the spelling and grammar several times, gaining feedback from Career Center counselors, friends and family members.Misspellings and typos on a cover letter can eliminate the possibility of interviewing with a company.