Time to show off your skills in your cover letter!

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Submitting a CV for a job application is probably not enough as most employers nowadays ask for a cover letter, giving a first impression to the hiring manager.

Cover letters are very important as they provide employers with details about your skills, what you bring to the team and why you’re interested in the position you’re applying for.

Here we’ll explain what cover letters consist of and how to write one.

What is a cover letter?

A cover letter shouldn’t be too long. A one-page document is more than enough to go into detail about what you have in your CV. The cover letter should consist of your contact details, the role you are applying for and information to add to what you have in the CV.

In the cover letter, don’t hesitate to align your qualifications, relevant skills and previous experience related to the job you’re applying for. After all, the cover letter is there to show how keen you are to join the team and how excited you are to start working in the role.

How to write a cover letter?

Presenting a great cover letter increases the chance to be called in for an interview. It’s very important not to be negative throughout the cover letter but keep in mind that you aim to sell yourself. We’ll explain what is important to include in this section below.

  1. It’s important to start by researching the company’s history, their area of business and the work they do.
  2. When writing the cover letter, address the employer at the very top. If you don’t know the name, simply write ‘To whom it may concern’.
  3. Explain why you’re interested in the role you’re applying for and how you can be an asset to the company.
  4. And don’t forget to write down your skills and achievements to show them why they should consider you.
  5. Go through the cover letter to avoid any typos and repetition.
  6. Finish off by expressing your interest.

Have you been sending your CV and cover letter to multiple companies but never heard from them? Famalco offers opportunities to various people, even if one doesn’t have many past experiences. All they ask from employees is being eager and energetic to work!

Why choose Famalco?

Famalco is a dynamic and diverse group of companies with an investment portfolio specializing in 11 business sectors.

Famalco enjoys an extensive portfolio of world-renowned and leading brands, which is considered one of its greatest strengths. By following a strong work ethic, Famalco built creative and committed centralised teams with continuously improved methods of delivering value whilst striving to be market leaders in our field of operations.

Today, Famalco caters for fresh produce, mobility, business solutions, earthworks, logistics, investment partners, marketing & communications, retail & hospitality, property development & management, energy & engineering, and real estate services. Famalco has also set up offices and operations in markets beyond the Maltese shores.

There are endless opportunities both at the start of your career and throughout your journey with us. Visit famalcocareers.com to level up your career!