job seekers today are tempted to skip the cover letter. Think
twice before doing so. The cover letter is just as important as
the resumé. For first time entry-level applicants,
individuals seeking a career change or seasoned professionals
with years of experience, well written cover letter is
Cover Letters -
Priming the Pump
Of the many resumés we critique every week applying for offshore
oil rig jobs, only a small number include a cover
letter, and most of those leave a lot to be desired. Including a well written cover letter is a very easy way
to get ahead of your competition (which there is a lot of). When employers look at resumés, this is the process they
- They look to see if your experience, abilities, skills
and education match their job requirements.
- If so, they look to see if you are a reliable person
with a good work history.
The application / hiring process goes like this:
- A company has several ads posted for various
- They receive an enormous number of resumés / job
applications for each ad.
- Once they have picked out the candidates having the
proper qualifications, they start looking at
presentation. How well do you present yourself? The
ones making the best presentations go to the top of the
list, sometimes even before those with better experience, education,
This is not rocket science. The number of people looking for
offshore oil rig jobs has
gone up 7 fold in the last nine months. Most of these folks are hard
working, dedicated men and women with a lot to offer. And most are doomed to failure
because they are not using the proper industry procedures when
applying for employment. The
worst thing you can do in your job hunt is to use an outdated or
poorly written resumé with no cover letter. Having a
professionally written cover letter will provide you with an insider opportunity that
others do not have.
Regardless of what anyone
else says, (unless you have an inside connection that
will hook you up), there are
three basic things
you need to get a job offshore. If you have them, and are persistent,
eventually you will get hired. If you do not have them,
I doubt you will ever hear from anyone. Here they are:
- A positive, never
give up, do what ever it takes attitude
- A winning cover
letter / resumé combination
- A reliable contact
list of companies that are NOW HIRING for current and future
offshore oil rig job needs
The main ingredient of the cover letter is "SELL"
When you apply for a job you are
yourself" as to why your skills, abilities,
education and experience should be considered above all
others. I've found most people work better than they
write. Because I have many years experience in writing
job getting cover letters and
to an employer
better than you can.
Having an outstanding, professionally written cover letter /
resumé package is the best way known to
put serious distance
between you and your competition. Remember, everything
else being equal the consideration is going to the one who presents
themselves in the most professional manner.
Think of a house for sale. Most house hunters will judge the house by what
it looks like from the road. Realtors call it curb appeal. The house may be
ideal on the inside. BUT if the front looks run down and neglected, buyers won't
bother walking through the front door.
The majority of the cover letters and resumés I see have a
run down, neglected look and don't produce much more than a lot
of frustration for the owner.
People work better than
they write. In my 30 plus years of providing
this service, I have seen, read and thrown away
thousands of different types of cover letters and resumés
they did not represent
the person for the professional they are.
After much trial and error, I
developed a method where I can take your skills, abilities,
experience, education, goals, determination and motivation and,
adding the element of "SELL", produce a document that will
get you hired!
a cover letter is a little window into your personality that
provides the offshore job recruiter a better look as to what you are all about. A
good cover letter will suggest to an employer, "I'm
going to interview this person; they sound like just the kind of
person we are looking for."
writing of this nature is not an easy thing to do
which is why
I recommend you hire us. It amazes me today, with all the
software, web sites, blogs and so on about
"do it yourself
resumé writing", you would think job
seekers would have their act together in writing a
Unfortunately, for a lot of people, this just does not
seem to be the case.
- Our professional
cover letter combination package will get you more
and better job offers than what you are now using
- guaranteed or we will rewrite it for FREE!
If you just need a cover letter,
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resumé) a winning cover letter, word document & PDF versions, a
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guarantee of employment nor an offer of employment