It explains to the reader how your experience, qualifications and personal qualities make you the right person for the job. While a CV on its own simply shows what you have done, the cover letter highlights and expands on those things you have done that are relevant to this particular job. It is in effect a guide to the 'best bits' of your CV. The cover letter is of critical importance. Employers read your cover letter first.
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Don't look at writing this cover letter as a chore. Instead, consider it an opportunity to make your case for why you're a good candidate for the role at hand and impress the hiring manager. You'll want to demonstrate your knowledge and experience, as well as showcase your skills. Your letter should be written specifically to someone, if you can find a contact person, and should be an introduction of yourself as a special education teacher to the school where you want to work.
With over 7 years of experience working with disabled individuals, I possess a the comprehensive skill set and hands-on understanding necessary to affect positive, overreaching outcomes in this role. In additional to my formal training and certifications in CPR, First Aid, CPI, and certification as a Disability Support Worker from the School of Human Services and Community Safety, I possess a caring and sensitive personality, as well as a genuine interest in helping others to become more independent. I am comfortable working one-on-one with people of all ages and varying levels of ability, and I apply my varied life experience and a non-judgmental approach to identifying and analyzing training needs of the individuals I support. I look forward the opportunity learn more about this opportunity and to discuss how I can contribute my strengths at Foyer Care Worldwide. I appreciate your taking the time to review my credentials and experience.
A cover letter is your opportunity to make a positive first impression. Just as important as your CV, it is where you can explain your skills, ability and motivation for the role. The purpose of a cover letter is to convince the recruiter that you are the best candidate for the job. It is your opportunity to show your motivation for and understanding of the role and organisation, as well as provide evidence that you meet the requirements in the person specification. Back to guide contents.