I have been reading a lot about writing a cover letter, "How would you solve their problem", where clients want you to apply and require their work to be done. For example, a job posting may look like this:
We are looking for a talented and motivated developer with superior PHP/Zend framework skills to work on the oDesk Corporate site. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly on the platform you utilize as a freelancer!
This position is part of a worldwide development team, that works collaboratively in an agile environment. You will play in an important role in developing new features for our site, as well as enhancing existing code. The projects are managed by the Product Architects based in the United States, so good English skills are imperative.
We look for individuals who are able to commit full-time (35+ hours per week). You can work whatever schedule is best for you, we just will need you to be available a few hours in the Pacific Time Zone for meetings.
- PHP, Zend Framework, Unit testing, OO design - expert level
- PSQL and some Perl experience is a plus
- JS/HTML5/CSS3 - strong knowledge
- Good Experience in GIT
- Backbone.js/Angular.js is a big plus
- Sass/Compass is a big plus
- English - good
All candidates must be willing and able to conduct interviews via Skype/video/chat. This is a long term gig of 6+ months and we would want this role to be your first priority. No agencies please.
Now in this kind of job, there is no stated problem to solve, as many people say to mention in cover letter to tell them.
- How can you fix the problem or help them achieve what they want?
- How do I tell the client, how can I do what they need to have done?
- How do I ask them questions, like in a effective cover letter?
How would I write a effective cover letter, one that is above the rest or can get you noticed? An example would be great.