Friday, August 9, 2013

Writing a proper cover letter

I have written and edited many cover letters, and I am happy to share my experience.

A cover letter is an instrument by the author to convince the reader that the author is a suitable candidate and to create further interest in the reader in the attached documents if any. Cover Letter is a formal document. It accompanied by a resume is a representative of the author's personality. The reader forms an impression about the candidate by reading first the cover letter than the resume.

Cover letter should primarily address 3 questions - What, why and how?

What : What is that the authour wants? This could be a position in the company, or a seat in the academic institution etc.

Why: Why should the reader give the position to the author. There could be other competitors, why should the author be chosen? Here the author should explain his strengths.

How: How is the author going to add value to the organization? This is a critical section, most often ignored. If the author can explain how will be an asset and not a liability to the organization, it will give an edge to the application and create an interest in the mind of the reader.

Use of abbreviations should be avoided. If used full form should also be mentioned. Proper grammar and punctuation speaks of the discipline in the candidate. Space in the cover letter should be used wisely. More important things should occupy more space. Irrelevant information can put negative impression in the mind of the reader.

Please follow my blog for more tips on resume (soon to be added). Wish you Good Luck! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Difference between love and attraction

If something is disturbing you then it's not love but attraction. Because love never asks for compromise. When you love something you become its wellwisher. Love is without any reason, without any expectation, and without the feeling of possession. 

I know you are there

You are there to take care for me when nothing is working 
You are there to love me when everbody is against me 
I can see you cheering me when others are complaining
I can see you smile when everybody is crying 
You keep on right track and help me succeed
You are my best friend and eternal well wisher
I am fortunate to have you with me :) 

A prayer!

God please give me strength so that I can serve you ceaselessly
Give me fame so that I can spread your message
Give me money so that I can help the needy
Give me power of speech so that I can be the voice of the underprivileged
Give me intelligence so that I can solve problems of people around me
And give me patience so that I don't loose hope and make constant progress towards you

Saturday, December 22, 2012


People often say slow and steady wins the race. But I believe sometimes an impulse is necessary. Lets do a simple exercise. Take a single walnut, and not two since it becomes easier with two and does not serve the purpose of the exercise, and try breaking it with bare hands. Its hard and difficult to break .

Now fix the walnut in between two hands, and instead of pressing it, apply an impulse. An impulse is an act of applying force suddenly. We will see the walnut gets cracked open. 

Similarly some tasks do offer resistance and if you can overcome the threshold, your task will be done in blink of an eye. But you need to be careful and take calculated risk, as with the case of walnut the broken pieces and hurt you. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thank You, Sorry and Please

If only man uses more of 'Thank You, sorry and please' in their conversations, the world would have been a better place to live.

These words make you humble, and lowers the pride and passion in you. When there is no pride and passion, the tendency of the person confronting you to oppose you decreases and he has a sympathy towards you. So just by using these simple words, much of the violence could be avoided and the world could be a better place to live.

Friday, December 14, 2012


A common quote states 'With power comes responsibility'. But I believe only if you have the character that you can accomplish your duties properly, you will be rewarded with power, so that there is harmony and you do not create chaos.  

Chanakya, one of the greatest economist the world has ever seen, says that a person's education can be said to be perfect if he treats each women other than his wife as his mother and sister. 

Good character nurtures positive thoughts, positive thoughts lead to good actions and good actions leads to a better environment near you.