Why Arkatechture Requires a Cover Letter: A People Operations Manager Perspective

by Lisa Gleason, on March 5, 2024

Screen Shot 2024-03-05 at 9.28.00 AMAt Arkatechture, we have a big appreciation for cover letters. They're not just a formality or an added extra – they're an integral part of our hiring process. As People Operations Manager, I value cover letters because they give me a deeper insight into who you are beyond your resume.

Here's why we require a cover letter and how it aligns with our company culture and values:

  1. Understanding Your Fit in Our Culture:
    Our company culture is at the heart of everything we do. We're a close-knit team that values collaboration, creativity, and a passion for our work. A cover letter helps us understand how you would fit into our unique culture. It gives you the opportunity to showcase your personality, values, and how you would contribute to our team dynamic.

  2. Demonstrating Your Passion and Commitment:
    Small companies often look for employees who are not just qualified but also passionate about the work they do. A well-written cover letter can demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role and our company. It shows that you've taken the time to research us, understand our mission, and are genuinely excited about the opportunity to join our team.

  3. Highlighting Your Communication Skills:
    On small collaborative teams, effective communication is key. A cover letter allows you to demonstrate your writing skills and how well you can articulate your thoughts and ideas. Clear and concise communication is essential for team collaboration and ensuring everyone is on the same page.

  4. Highlighting Transferable Skills:
    In some cases, applicants may not have the exact experience or qualifications listed in the job description. However, a cover letter allows them to highlight transferable skills and experiences that make them a good fit for the role. By explaining how their past experiences have prepared them for the position, applicants can make a compelling case for why they should be considered, even if they don't meet every requirement.

  5. Personalizing Your Application:
    Every hire is important! We're looking for candidates who are not just qualified but also genuinely interested in what we do. A personalized cover letter that speaks to why you want to work specifically with us can make a big impression and set you apart from other applicants.

  6. Building a Stronger Connection:
    At Arkatechture the hiring process is often more personal. A cover letter helps us get to know you better and build a stronger connection from the start. It shows that you're willing to put in the effort to make a meaningful connection with our team.

Joining Arkatechture isn’t just about getting a job - it’s about joining a supportive team that values collaboration and growth. Here, you have the opportunity to share ideas, learn from one another, and grow both personally and professionally. Our team is dedicated to supporting each other, and as we continue to grow, we’re excited to welcome new members who share our values and are eager to contribute to our mission.

Cover letters are more than just a requirement – they're a valuable tool for us to get to know you better and assess your fit within our culture. So, when applying to join our team, take the time to craft a thoughtful cover letter that highlights your passion, skills, and why you'd be a great addition to our company. We can't wait to learn more about you!

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