Military to Civilian Conversion Cover Letter Tips

You have served the country proudly but now it's time to rejoin the workforce. Getting a job that fits your needs can be difficult and when you find a job that sounds perfect for you, you must work hard to get your foot in the door.  When moving into a civilian position you will have to highlight the abilities that you have obtained through your life, not just in the military.

Your military conversion resume cover letter should be sent along your military to civilian resume to every business that you are seeking employment from.  This letter is the first impressions you will give to hiring managers. It should be well written and leave the recipient wanting to learn more about you. You can do this by following some very simple tips.

You should start your cover letter with an explanation of what position you are applying for and how you heard about the job.  This is a crucial piece of information since the company may be hiring for various jobs.  Also, they will want to know which means of advertisement is bringing them good candidates.

You should then write a paragraph that details your special abilities that make you a perfect match for this position.  y can come from your life previous to your military involvement or it could come from experiences you gained while serving in the military.  In either case, it is essential to include the traits that pertain to the position that you are applying for. It isn't necessary to include that you are a great typist if you are applying for a position as a construction worker. Keep the info related to the position.

The last section of the cover letter should include a sentence of gratitude for taking the time to review your resume and consider you for the position. It should in addition include your contact info.
Your military transition cover letter is a great way to impress a prospective employer even before you have had the opportunity to meet them in person.  You should type out the cover letter and then proofread it. If your cover letter is poorly written and includes spelling errors, it will look negatively on you.  Your opportunity to provide a great first impression will be over and you will, most likely, not get a call.

Employers are looking for candidates that have a solid work history, have the ability to communicate well and who can bring an added benefit to their company.  If you can show them how you can do these things you are on the right track. You can use your military conversion cover letter to get an interview and then wow them with your interviewing abilities.


Gail Esparan