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怎样让你的自荐信更出色?How to Write a Well-suited Cover Letter?

来源:S&C皇家英语   日期: 2011-02-19

  当“量身修改简历”已不足以帮你在简历筛选环节脱颖而出时,附上一封自荐求职信可能是个好办法。它能为你提供向雇主正式推荐自己的机会——你可以在信中表达你对意向职位的强烈兴趣,并通过巧妙沟通和充分准备给雇主留下一个好印象。

  When customizing your CV is not enough to help you stand out in the resume screening stage, adding a cover letter could be a good way to make the difference. Cover letter gives you the opportunity to introduce yourself to an employer in a professional way, express your strong interest in a desired position and impress the employer with your communication skills and the amount of preparation you have done for applying the job.

  那么,怎样写求职信最有效、最出彩呢?针对这个问题,S&C皇家英语特意为大家总结了“八大注意”事项,希望对大家有所帮助:

  1)强调你的优势,但不要重复你的简历。

  Reiterate your strength but don’t repeat your CV.

  一封完整的求职信应包含以下要点:你所申请的职位;你为什么认为自己是合适的候选人;以及你的职业技能和优势是如何匹配招聘要求的。请记住,你是在“诠释”你的简历,而非重复其中内容。

  Your cover letter should include information on what position you are applying for, why you think you are the right candidate, and how your skills and strengths match the criteria listed in the job posting. Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it.

  2)个性化,但切勿过于私人化。

  Get personal but never be too personal.

  求职信是雇主对你增进了解的有效工具,包括你的职场个性、业务强项和工作激情。然而,在信中暴露过多个人信息却是大忌。这也许让你看起来不够职业,还可能影响雇主对你的能力做出客观判断。

  Cover letter is an effective networking tool for the employer to learn more about you, including your business-related personality, strength and passion for the job. However, disclosing too much personal information in cover letter is a taboo. It would make you look unprofessional, and may distract the employer from making an objective judgment on you.

  3)求职信应简明易读。

  Make it easy to read.

  人力资源经理没太多时间读一封冗长的求职信,因此请以醒目形式简明扼要地列出关键信息。在逐条阐述与职位相匹配的个人优势和技能时,采用“子弹式图标”分段是不错的选择。要避免使用长篇大段文字、复杂花哨的字体、表情符号、不适宜的邮件地址、过期的联系方式。让你的求职信易读易懂。

  A hiring manager won’t have too much time to read a lengthy cover letter, so make your key points in striking and orderly ways. Use bullets to break up the text could be a good choice when explaining your strengths and skills that match the position one by one. Avoid using large blocks of text, ornate or gaudy fonts, emoticons, inappropriate e-mail addresses and expired contact ways, so as to make your cove letter easy to read and understand.

  4)求职信也要个性化定制。

  Customize your cover letter.

  借助求职信模板开始写作显然更容易些,它能确保所有核心信息无一遗漏。但请记住,求职信一定要能体现你的独特优势,否则完全没必要写这个玩意儿。如果你的求职信要寄给某位联系人,别忘了在信里提到他的名字。

  It is easier to start with a cover letter template to make sure all the key points are included, but do remember to customize your cover letter to show your uniqueness, otherwise there is no need to write such a thing. If you have a contact person for your letter, be sure to include their name in your letter.

  5)事先做好调研工作。

  Do research in advance.

  在写求职信之前,尽可能多地搜集关于应聘公司和人力资源经理的信息,以便用“亲爱的某某先生/某某女士”作为抬头,将求职信寄给某位负责招聘的特定个人。再次核对招聘规定,以确保求职信的寄送格式万无一失(附件或文本形式)。

  Before you write, find out as much as you can about the company and the hiring manager, and then you can start your cover letter with“Dear Mr Green/Ms Flower”to address it to the individual responsible for hiring. Check the recruitment rules of the company to make sure you send the cover letter in right format (attachment or text).

  6)解释你的职场“空窗期”。

  Explain your employment gap.

  有些求职者最近可能有一段职场“空窗期”,比如被裁员或解雇以至于半年没有工作;或者当了三年的全职母亲。你可以在求职信中坦诚地解释这段职场空白,这是个机会。

  Some job applicants may have recent gaps, such as being laid-off and unemployed for half a year, or being a full-time mother for three years. Cover letter gives you an opportunity to explain an employment gap in a sincere and honest way.

  7)用语需彬彬有礼。

  Be polite.

  求职信是帮你树立良好第一印象的最佳机会,因此一定要注重礼节。别忘了开头的问候和结尾的致意。你可以这么来收尾:“谢谢您的考虑”、“期待收到您的回复”或“您真诚的XXX”。

  Your cover letter is your first and best chance to make a good impression, so be polite. Don’t forget the salutation opening and complimentary close parts. You may conclude your cover letter by“thank you for your consideration”,“looking forward to hearing from you”and“Respectfully/Sincerely/Courteously yours”.

  8)检查拼写错误。

  Check errors.

  最后,在寄出你的简历和求职信之前,多花一分钟时间检查拼写错误或逻辑漏洞,这不会是无用功。祝你好运!

  Finally, take one more minute to check spelling mistakes or logical flaws of your CV and cover letter before you send them out. Good luck!

  本文由S&C皇家英语独家提供,版权所有,请勿转载。

  (撰稿人:Rose)


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