You must remember that the best-qualified person does not necessarily get the job. It is one who presents himself / herself confidently, speaks well and sells himself / herself at the interview. And this can be despite the fact that others may have better qualifications and more experience. The person who makes the interviewer believes that he has that extra magic and that the company cannot afford not to have him / her, is the one who will get the job. The extra magic is really preparation. Successful persons will tell you that to succeed there is no substitute for hard work. Similarly for a good interview there is no substitute for preparation.
Sample Letter Sent With A CV (From a graduate seeking a job)
10th March 20XX
Mr. John Desai,
Tea Hind Bank,
Dear Mr. Desai,
I am writing this letter in response to your advertisement for Management Trainees in The TImes of India of 5th March 20XX.
I have recently completed my Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Ivy Institute of Management Studies - Mumbai. My subjects of specialisation were finance and marketing. I was adjudged
the best student of the year.
I have had summer assignments with the Bank of Newfoundland - Mumbai and with DTL Bank.
I have been following the growth of the Tea Hind Bank and I am very impressed with the manner the bank has grown and its range of products. I am very keen to be a part of your bank and I believe I can contribute
to its growth.