Aug 12, 2018 - 12:14 PM
The purpose of your cover letter is to pique the interest of prospective employers. Telling a story draws the reader in and offers more information than your resume's limited space can provide. If you describe your use of your analytical skills correctly, you may grab the attention of hiring managers enough to compel them to review your resume and consider interviewing you.
How do write an interesting story about these skills? First, provide the context of a specific problem you faced in a previous role. Next, describe how you used critical thinking, attention to detail, and systematic logic to find the best solution. To make your story even better, discuss how you implemented the solution. Remember to write about how solving the problem benefited your previous employer to give hiring managers a clear idea of how you may excel in the open position.
Oct 19, 2018 - 05:18 PM
1. If your college degree is analytical, be sure to mention the degree name.
2. If you have worked with certain analytical software that is needed for your next job, list it.
3. Include a list of your strengths, and be sure to highlight those that are analytical.
Your cover letter is your personal narrative. The letter offers you a chance to explain to the hiring manager why you would be the best fit for the job. The letter should complement your resume—use the letter to tell a story or reveal an anecdote about a job that’s on your resume. Preferably, in your case, reveal an analytical skills-based story or anecdote!
If your analytical skills have shown up in specific projects that were very successful, you may want to mention them in your cover letter. Or, you may want to talk about analytical software you’ve used in previous roles. Before you list out too much analytical information in your cover letter, re-read the job description. Be sure you’re honing in on the particular analytical skills that the company is looking for. You want to customize the analytical skills in your cover letter to match the company’s need.