In the context of a cover letter, what is a less cliché way to express the following phrase?

this job will be the perfect occasion for me to ...

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  • This is a question about style. The writer of a cover letter has to think carefully about the style needed to engage the readers. Unfortunately, the HR managers that write job descriptions and screen the initial replies have a tendency to write in breathless marketing-speak. Hiring managers tend to discount this, but by how much it's hard to say. So the writer of a cover letter is actually posing a fairly high level question about appropriate usage for a "bi-modal" audience. – Global Charm Jan 13 '18 at 0:41

Instead, I would say this job would an ideal employment opportunity

Based on the definition of occasion (attached below) I would not include that word in a cover letter because a job isn't necessarily a particular time/instance or event, rather is is a prolonged arrangement. By replacing occasion with opportunity, you specifically recognize the chance for employment (definition below) a.k.a opportunity is a more specific word for a cover letter

I would also replace perfect with ideal because perfect has a very all encompassing definition, sometimes meaning that it fulfills all the required or desired elements. However, how can one know if an opportunity is perfect by a job description? It seems hyperbolic, which is not professional. By using ideal you convey that the standard of work and its environment is desirable and meets your standard of excellence, which is a lot more realistic on a cover letter



noun 1. a particular time or instance of an event.

"on one occasion I stayed up until two in the morning" synonyms: time, instance, moment, juncture, point;

2.formal reason; cause. "it's the first time that I've had occasion to complain"


noun; 1. a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. "we may see increased opportunities for export"

synonyms: chance, lucky chance, favorable time/occasion/moment, time, right set of circumstances, occasion, moment, opening, option, window (of opportunity), turn, go, possibility

  1. a chance for employment or promotion.



1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. "she strove to be the perfect wife"

2. absolute; complete (used for emphasis).



1.a conception of something in its perfection.

2.a standard of perfection or excellence.

source: http://www.dictionary.com/

  • Please cite your source(s) for the definitions. – Laurel Jan 12 '18 at 15:07