So as I'm sure 99.99999% of you have experienced this at some point or another, there must be an easier way to write key requirements in a cover letter. So here is mine at the bottom of this message.
Is there a way to automate this a bit better? Here is my vision.
1. I put in all the required information from Hiring Manager to Re: Insert Position Name and it autopopulates the rest of the document.
2. Because most of the positions I apply for seem to have pretty consistent requirements "Excel knowledge", "Degree" "1-5 years of experience" etc etc etc. When I input the "Insert Key Responsibilities" there usually are up to 5 that I will choose from. I have a pretty consistent phrasing that I want pre-written and the document to trigger when I say "Advanced Excel Knowledge" it will say 10 years of excel blah blah blah. Or is there a program that can automatically do this for me?
Any help would be great!
And before you say "companies still require cover letters?" Yes apparently many do and they're useless.
Re: Insert Position Name*
I am an achievement-oriented professional with extensive experience in financial operations, modeling & forecasting, data analytics, and executive leadership. I recently learned about this vacancy within your organization and wanted to inquire about the possibility of joining your team. With a proven track record of managing complex projects and leading high-performing teams, along with a list of highly specialized skills, I believe that I would make an excellent fit. I would like to officially apply for the Insert Position Name position with the Insert Company Name.
In my current position as A KNOW IT ALL with Company ZXY, I lead an 11-member team overseeing high-volume accounting operations focused on budget administration, AP/AR, and financial management needs. In this role, I own the financial forecast and model responsible for building the company’s internal infrastructure. I support leadership in fundraising ventures by creating data for products to bring the CEO’s vision to fruition. I also act as Chief Executive Know it all improving the company’s infrastructure through build out of new pricing & revenue models. In addition, I develop and manage HR processes, including building policies, talent acquisition, staff onboarding, and benefits administration. Prior to this position, I served as Senior Financial Analyst with International XYZ and Funds XYZ.
At this point in my career, I am eager to locate a new challenging position where I can continue to offer my leadership skills and provide a positive impact. I understand that the Insert Position Name will Insert Key Responsibility. Regarding the position’s requirements, I have:
- Key Requirement #1
- Key Requirement #2
- Key Requirement #3
- Key Requirement #4