Suddenly an individual approaches you and says,“Hello I saw your posting online for the _______ position and I went ahead and applied for it.I have researched your company culture and values and spoken with ______ at your company. I applied some of your suggestions in the article and saw _______results from your ideas.
You have set aside three days from your busy schedule to spend at this career fair to try and find a candidate for a hard to fill position that you have been trying to fill for weeks or even months.
You are searching for a golden candidate as the other people you have presented to the hiring manager have been shot down for reasons you can imagine.
When a company at which you are particularly interested in working is listed an employer at the fair, you can prepare a cover letter tailored to that company.
Highlight your knowledge about the business and the type of employees it needs.
If you can't prepare a cover letter tailored to the company, skip it and focus on your resume and personal presentation.
When you submit a resume for a position outside a job fair, the cover letter helps introduce you and present your most relevant qualifications separate from the rigid structure of a resume.
Maintain the same confident, professional tone you use when drafting cover letters to impress the company's representative.
It is important to write a cover letter as a way of communication with the embassy officer that will/is going to process your visa application.
Especially, now that a lot of the Embassies use the VFS services to collect documents and deliver the applicant’s passport, you have no chances given to speak to the visa officers and explain your details.
As the visa officers make their decisions based on the documents you provide, it is highly recommended to write a cover letter that would do the explaining for you.