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Cover letter Straight after Resume, the cover letter has a great meaning for your presentation and it is an integral part of the job application. From the point of view of a Finnish employer your cover letter is the crucial source of information about you, your professional experience and expectations. Thus, try to create it in personalized and well-thought-out way. Your effort will pay off for sure! Wanna know how to grab attention of Finnish employer? Perfect formula for you Finnish cover letter - Your cover letter should fit in one page A4. Try to stay consistent. Let’s do it in Finnish way – briefly, focusing on crucial matters. - Begin with personal data on the top of the page. Name, nationality, contact information with professional email address. - Catch your reader’s attention. The first impression does matter. Thus, think carefully about opening sentences of your cover letter. Forget about “I am applying for this job position because I want to work in your company”.

How about like this? “I was excited to read about the opening application for Project Manager position at XYZ Company…” “I am writing this cover letter as I found your job offer requirements perfectly matched with my professional experience. “ - Your cover letter should not be a cock-and-bull story or wishful thinking project. Stay self-consistent and present your skills and experience thoroughly. Be honest. It will pay off more than showing off. - Put the stress on your goals and competences. Concentrate on your “objective statement”. For readers, the most interesting are your plans and vision of your career. - Use the keywords. Your cover letter is an integral part of your job application and should harmonize with your CV Resume. E.g. the language of your CV and cover letter shall remain the same and also information included in both documents. - Personalization. Address your cover letter straight to your recipient. Try to use the names in the header instead of “Dear Sir/Madame”. - Customize the content of your cover letter to employer’s demands and expectations. Every letter should be prepared independently for each job offer. - Language! Compose your letter in formal way, use the action words “I applied, I worked, I presented” and power words. It will help to make statements in your cover letter stronger and more emphatic.

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