Comparison between Statement of Interest VS Cover letterclarifies which one you can chose between statement of interest or cover letter while applying for a vacancy. A cover letter and a letter of interest are both things you send to an enlisting manager where you are interested in applying for a job and working as an employee. Both of these articles express an interest in a career opportunity. Be that as it may, various contrasts in their goals and substance separate the cover letter from the letter of interest. Below I’ll list some of the major differences between Statement of interest VS Cover letter:
Statement of interest VS Cover letter, Side by Side Comparison
Statement of Interest
To further clarify the concepts here are cover letter template and statement of interest template:
Cover Letter Sample,
I found your profile on [The source/ media site] and judged that you are a recruitment officer in [sector].
As a [role title/function] interested in new positions in the [insert city] area, I would be eager to discover more about the positions you put and whether your organization may have the capacity to help me in my search for the right job.
I have [number] years of experience in my related field and most recently I have [most recent professional experience]. My key skills are [various key points or strengths] and my career pinnacles include:
- [achievement#1 – Example: “Saved ABC company US$170,000 by executing an outstanding exercise GH system in a 6-month time period”]
[In this paragraph, present your novel offering suggestion.]
I am eager to discussing my capabilities to contribute to your organization’s needs. Kindly don’t hesitate to reach me on [cell number].
Letter of Interest Sample – Statement of Purpose Example
Dear Mr./Ms. [Name],
I saw an Ad about [Company name]’s [Program name] program in XYZ Magazine/Newspaper and I would like to get to know about the possibility of job openings.
I am interested in a job opportunity in [your required career] and am planning to move to XYZ city in some time. I would be keen on knowing more about the organization and about accessible open doors.
I have a Bachelor of Engineering degree in[Your Major], as well as [Field] experience as a[Relevant Experience]. Plus, I completed [number] internships relating to [Your major].
My resume/CV, which is attached here in, contains all the information regarding my experience and capabilities. I would be exhilarated to have an opportunity to discuss in person, if Possible, the training program with you and to provide further information on me being the best candidate. Please don’t hesitate to call me anytime, [Your cellphone number].
Thank you for your time. I look forward to speaking with you in person about this amazing opportunity.
Your Typed Name
Having a well-written cover letter is essential to your job search, but how does a cover letter differ from a letter of interest (also known as a letter of intent)? Cover letters are tailored to specific jobs, and letters of interest are essentially “prospecting” letters. There are more similarities than differences, but make sure to choose the correct document when submitting your resume to prospective employers.
Similarities: Cover letters and letters of intent/interest both highlight your relevant skill-set, often including specific achievements or experiences from your career. Both documents introduce your resume and grab the attention of potential employers while complying with common formatting standards.
Differences: Cover letters, unlike letters of intent/interest, are tailored to specific (often advertised) open employment positions. For instance, if you find a job listed on an online job site, you would use a cover letter to apply for the job. Letters of interest, however, are used when you are inquiring about employment possibilities, regardless of any current job openings. A letter of interest focuses on your interest in a particular company, highlights your skill-set, and then states that you are interested in employment with the company with the hope that they contact you with a job offer.
When browsing job postings online, some companies will (incorrectly) ask you to submit a “letter of interest/intent” which simply means to submit a cover letter. If they have jobs posted online, you do not need to “ask” them if they have openings, so submit a cover letter tailored to the job posting.
By Drew Roark