Writing a good cover letter in Nigeria is important when you are applying for a job yet people don’t write a cover letter or put in the time to write an effective one, so how do you write a perfect cover letter?
In this article I’m going to share with you how to write a good cover letter in nigeria
The purpose of a cover is letter is to give an introduction of who you are, why you are interested in the position and why you think you are perfect for the position
Even if you don’t have any experience you can always write a cover letter that will impress the hiring manager and get you the job
Steps on how to write a good cover letter in Nigeria
Determine your skills
You need to identify your skills before applying for any job, you might be good at communication/public speaking or you have good research abilities or time/teamwork management, you might possess any of this skills and it’s important you know and identify them, you might have also developed some skills from your achievements or past experiences identify them and know the ones you are required to have for the job.
Compare your skills with the job
In any job you are applying there must be skills the employer is actually looking for and want you to have now base on the skills you possess you have to compare them with the skills required in the job description and make sure the match, you must have indicated this skills in your CV but it’s also important to include it in your cover letter.
Firstly the cover letter header should have your name, address, phone number and email address after that you should have the receiver’s name or title, company name and address at the top left below the cover letter header.
You can start the letter with ‘Dear Hiring manager’ in case you don’t know the name of the hiring manager
First paragraph – The introduction;
who you are
the position you are applying for
where and how you found the job opening
brief summary of your qualification or interest in the position
– Why you are perfect for the job
Your qualifications and achievements
Use a convincing language and don’t repeat the information already in your CV
Third paragraph & Closing
– Why the company is perfect for you
Gather up the main points you introduced
Ask them to give you a call and schedule an interview
Thank them for taking the time out to consider you
It’s natural to be nervous when searching for a job especially when it’s your first time but you need to be confident in yourself because that’s the key to conveying your skills and compelling the employer that you’re fit for the role, so don’t worry follow the above steps on the How to write a good Cover Letter in Nigeria for a Job and also checkout out some cover letter samples HERE