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GEM CV Cover letter Liliane Bois-Simon. Ecole nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Etienne – ENSM-SE. Make your cover letter a win-win game. I know I know… You’re desperately lloking for an internship It should start in May and finish in August. But remember.

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GEM CV

Cover letter

Liliane Bois-Simon

Ecole nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Etienne – ENSM-SE


Make your cover letter a win win game
Make your cover letter a win-win game

  • I know I know…

  • You’redesperatelylloking for an internship

  • It shouldstart in May and finish in August


But remember
But remember

  • Who reads the cover letter ?

  • Put yourself in their shoes

LBS/DRI/09-03-2009


What are they looking for
What are they looking for ?

  • Someonewhocan do the job

  • Someonewhocancontribute to theircompany


First do your homework
First, do your homework

  • Read the offercarefully

  • Underline the keywords

  • Do someresearch on the company


Let s take an example
Let’s take an example

Wind Turbines, ltd, the world’slargesttechnical and engineering consultant for renewableenergy

Located in Denmark

Temporarystudentintern position


  • Responsabilities include

  • Providing support in technical review of turbines

  • Liaising with a wide range of clients

  • Undertaking grid connection analysis

  • The ideal candidate should have :

  • An Appropriate degree in engineering

  • A curiosity and willingness to learn

  • Ability to produce clear written and oral presentations in English

  • Good IT skills

  • Capable of working independantly And as part of a team

  • Good organization and time management skills

LBS/DRI/09-03-2009


Have you done your homework let s start
Have you done your homework ?Let’s start !

  • Writeyourname and contact details in the left hand corner of the letter

  • Put the offer’sreferencenumber

  • In the right hand corner : write the name of the personmentionned in the offer

  • Dear Sir or Madam

  • Dear Mr Henderson, Dear Ms McArthur,


First paragraph

  • Remember : This letter is YOURS

  • We won’t give you any standard cover letter to copy and paste

  • The first paragraph should show them that :

  • You have understood :

  • What type of company they are

  • What they’re looking for


Second paragraph

  • You are the right person for this job

  • Choose the key words in the offer and show them

  • You have the background

  • Illustrate your CV in the cover letter by giving them practical examples of

  • projects, case-studies, assignments, oral presentations, bibliography studies

LBS/DRI/09-03-2009


Third paragraph

Your personality

Check the key-words in the offer.

Team spirit, capacle to work independantly, organized, can work under pressure etc…

Give them practical examples of :

Group work, hard intellectual work, resistance to stress, sports, competitions, associations, clubs, organization of events etc…


Finally

  • Conclude by an opening :

  • You are available for an interview

  • A face to face interview or a phone interview

  • Show them you’re not afraid to speak on the phone


Last words

Thank you for your time and consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you

Best regards


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