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Struggling with your cover letter when applying for jobs in aviation?
Applying for your dream job can be daunting at the best of times, so ensuring you’re giving yourself the best possible chance to get to the interview stage is essential. Your cover letter is the first opportunity – in conjunction with your CV – to stand out from the hundreds, or thousands of other applications.
It’s imperative that you take this opportunity and make it count. With our extensive aviation recruitment experience, we are here to help!
Our quick-read guide provides you with 9 key tips to consider when constructing this vital document…
Ensure you are addressing the correct person, with their job title if you know it, and confirm it is all spelt correctly. This helps you build a relationship early on and shows you’ve done your initial research.
If you state that you have acquired a certain skill, then back up that point. It’s okay to elaborate on your achievements, after all these are the likely factors that have led you to be qualified for the job.
For example, did you obtain a was it a qualification? Where was that skill was obtained, are there any modules that you would like to bring to the employer’s attention?
Remember your cover letter offers you an additional opportunity to highlight factors that are not in your CV. Include topics such as your motivation and goals, information that you may not have place to discuss in your CV.
Ensure you highlight what you can offer the business, try and make it specific to your qualities or traits. This is a great opportunity to really standout.
Employers will expect a certain level of professionalism in terms of the way your document is laid out. You can find many templates and example of this online. Remember before reading your cover letter, they will see the presentation of your document first.
Employers will easily be able to identify a generic cover letter. It’s important to personalise each cover letter to each company and role you apply for. Include details about the business, and why exactly this airline/role appeals to you.
Keep it simple! State your key points clearly and aim to keep it to less than one side of A4.
Positivity and friendliness can go a long way, it also be a desired attribute for the role you’re applying for. For instance, you could show your enthusiasm and eagerness by adding that that you look forward to discussing the role further and learning more about the business.
Take a break and come back to your document later, read over it to ensure that you are happy with the content, spelling and grammar. If possible, get someone else to check over it for you.
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