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给外企写英文求职信的9个要点

时间:2007/1/22栏目:求职信

  给外企写英文求职信的9个要点

  现在工作环境竞争激烈,有些好的工作岗位都有许多人争相投简历。然而,对方公司的HR可不一定会逐个逐个研究求职者的简历。所以你的优秀简历难免会被淹没在大海之中。

  现在问题来了,拿什么拯救你,我的简历?

  所有的简历乍看起来外表都长得一样,唯一能让HR对它们另眼相看的,却是另一样东西——随着简历一起投递的求职信,俗称cover letter.

  千万别小看求职信,你对一个岗位的诚意有几分,全在这信上了。因为简历是死的,你不能对其进行任何"二次创作",但你却可以通过求职信来说简历没有说的东西。然而,许多人都习惯于复制求职信,比如在某招聘网站上写完一封求职信后,在之后所有的简历投递中都用这封信,连对对方的称呼都不变。这样对方公司能感受到诚意吗?

  求职信,最起码要根据不同的公司进行修改。而且,对于外企公司来说,最好也准备一封英文的求职信。不过这英文信该怎么写?不用困惑,这东西不难写。今天为你来分享英文求职信写作必知的9个要点,看看你需要怎样做吧?

  1. Length: A letter of application should be no more than one page long.

  或许你会觉得越全面地向HR展示自己越好,写起求职信就像写自传一样,这其实是最令人头疼的。谁会想在忙碌的时候静下心来阅读一份很长很长很长的信?HR多半会直接选择把这封信跳过。

  2. Format: A letter of application should be single-spaced with a space between each paragraph. Use about 1" margins and align your text to the left, which is the standard alignment for most documents.

  就好像上面说的一样,密密麻麻的字让人看了就烦心,所以求职信一定要最求干净、简洁,让人一目了然,顺畅阅读。

  3. Font: Use a traditional font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. The font size should be between 10 and 12 points.

  求职信不需要花哨,使用三种英文标准字体均可,就好像中文一般都会用宋体或微软雅黑一样,看着也会比较舒服。也不要把字体弄太大,这样看起来不会醒目多少,却会难看许多。

  4. Header: A letter of application should begin with both you and the employer's contact information (name, address, phone number, email) followed by the date. If this is an email rather than an actual letter, include your contact information at the end of the letter, after your signature.

  写英文信件时最需要注意的是中英文信件的格式不同。另外,称呼老外时需要使用"称谓+姓氏"的格式,比如"Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name.",Mr和Ms后面可别写名字了。如果你不知道对方叫什么,可以用"Dear Hiring Manager."的说法来代替。

  5. Introduction: Begin by stating what job you are applying for. Explain where you heard about the job, particularly if you heard about it from a contact associated with the company. Briefly mention how your skills and experience match the company and/or position; this will give the employer a preview of the rest of your letter.

  自我介绍是正文开头必不可少的,也是礼貌的一种体现。不过就像华生提醒过的那样,千万不要长篇累牍地写"自传",要抓住自己学习和职业生涯中的精彩亮点简明扼要地写。

  6. Body: In a paragraph or two, explain why you are interested in the job and why you make an excellent candidate for the position. Mention specific qualifications listed in the job posting, and explain how you meet those qualifications. Do not simply restate your resume, but provide specific examples that demonstrate your abilities. You can either write about these specific examples in complete sentences or in a bulleted format.

  做过自我介绍后就有理由向HR证明为何你是"最适合"该岗位的人。将对方的要求罗列出来,再将你的亮点与之对应。这是一封求职信中最为重要的部分,能不能打动HR就看你的工作能力和语言表达能力了。

  7. Closing: Restate how your skills make you a strong fit for the company and/or position. State that you would like to interview and/or discuss employment opportunities. Explain what you will do to follow up, and when you will do it. Thank the employer for his/her consideration.

  最后需要把前面的话都简单概括一下,也别忘记向HR表示谢意,感谢他百忙之中看完了你的求职信(其实从某方面说这是应该的……),因为大部分求职信在HR看到一半的时候就丢了。

  8. Signature: End with your signature, handwritten, followed by your typed name. If this is an email, simply include your typed name, followed by your contact information.

  千万记得留下自己的联系方式。虽然HR可以通过其他方法查到这些信息,但是如果HR在一瞬间对你"动了心",又马上有办法联系你的话,一切就如同趁热打铁一样恰到好处。从某种程度说,对待HR就像是对待"顾客"一样,需要设想周到,给对方提供最好的"服务体验".

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