Aug 08, 2018 - 08:45 AM
Unless companies explicitly tell you not to include a cover letter because they don’t want them, it’s often an acceptable practice to begin your resume document with a cover letter page. This way it’s included when you upload your resume to the Bank of America job portal.
If you’re looking to work for Bank of America, you’re likely seeking a job in finance. Finance professionals generally need to be straightforward in their cover letters. Don’t embellish or circle around your point. Get straight to the point and say you’re writing to apply for a specific job, before listing your years of experience and what makes you qualified for the role.
Include any outstanding accomplishments that line up with the requirements of the role you’re applying for. If you have specific experience that would make you an asset to Bank of America in specific, mention that as well. Show you’ve done your research on the company and you know their business ventures, so you can speak accurately to how you’d facilitate those ventures.
Jan 08, 2019 - 03:12 PM
Often, people think cover letters are old fashioned. But in reality, if you really want a job, you need to include one. Think about it this way. If two equally qualified people applied to a job and <em>only one</em> submitted a cover letter, which applicant do you think the company would be more likely to select? The person with the cover letter. Think of your cover letter as your personal narrative. It is your opportunity to tell a story to the hiring manager about why you are a great fit for the role.
Include compelling details in your cover letter about past work experience, your education, the parts of the job description that you match up with, and if it applies – include any outside experiences you’ve had (like volunteer work) that fit with the role or the company’s goals or overall mission.
There’s no one right way to write a cover letter. Do know, however, that there are some basic rules to keep in mind when writing a cover letter. Keep your cover letter to a single page, make sure it is free of typos, and make sure (this cannot be emphasized enough) you enthusiastically tie your skills and experience to the needs and requirements listed in the job ad.
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