To assist you in creating a winning cover letter, let’s start with the basics. degree and a certificate with at least 3-4 years’ experience. A larger segment of responding candidates are likely to submit a letter along these lines: Dear Ms.
TYPICAL NEWSPAPER AD: Paralegal Burks, Barks & Sharks seeks an experienced litigation paralegal for our South County offices. Hunt: In response to your ad listed in The Daily Journal, please find my resume for the litigation paralegal position with your firm. I am seeking a challenging position which offers me opportunity for growth and I would be interested in working for your firm. I can be reached at (214) 555-1212 during the evenings.
It does not speak to your personality, creativity, work style, work habits, or critical thinking.
Rarely will a resume tell a hiring authority you are precisely the right candidate.
To preview the information enumerated on my resume, let me summarize my background and strengths for you: My resume provides further details on my background and accomplishments. Sincerely, Nora Jones Work Telephone: (214) 555-1212 Home Telephone: (214) 555-1212 (e) [email protected] letter makes a better impression?
Realizing that this data cannot adequately convey my personality, strengths, or work habits, I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at your earliest convenience. Which candidate would you be most likely to interview? They will choose the candidate who is more convincing and who reflects a more sophisticated, savvy personality. There are three areas you’ll want to cover: Paragraph One: The position and how you found out about it Paragraph Two: How your skills and qualifications fit with the organization Paragraph Three: Availability and contact information when you are available for the interview and how you can be contacted.Only a letter can reveal these things about you and more. A limited number of candidates will submit a resume with no cover letter.For all of these reasons, the letter you send along with your resume may be one of the most important letters you’ll ever write. These candidates automatically limit their chances of consideration.It tells us nothing about you or why you should be the candidate chosen for the job.As you read the following stronger version of the same letter, you’ll see the differences and how much more effective it is. Hunt: Your advertisement in The Daily Journal caught my eye immediately as it describes a position that matches my qualifications.In return for the opportunity to expand my specialty, I offer expertise in environmental complex litigation and computerized litigation support. degree and certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal institution.I have developed several proven techniques for utilizing paralegals cost- effectively and bring a positive, pleasant manner in my dealings with both high-profile clients and colleagues. If you would like to set up a meeting, I can be reached at (408) 555- 1212 or you can page me at (408) 555-1313 at any time.I will return your call at once to set up a mutually convenient appointment to discuss this opportunity.Sincerely, Sondra Ballantyne Enclosure (resume) Cover Letter #2: To Staffing Organizations Date Ms.Mimi Belous The Estrin Organization 1901 Avenue of the Stars Suite 350 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Re: Full-Time or Temporary Paralegal Positions Dear Ms.Belous: The enclosed resume outlines my achievements as an experienced corporate paralegal.