17th January 2019
Tips On How To Write A Covering Letter
Top 10 Tips On How To Write A Covering Letter
Attaching a CV to a document and pressing send is not going to impress an employer. A covering letter is a chance to really sell yourself and provide some detailed information about why you want the position.
Here are some tips of what to include in your cover letter:
- Show knowledge of the job and that you understand the advertised position.
- Refer to the job requirements in your letter linking your skills into the required skills for the job.
- Add some details about the company; this shows that you have researched the company and that you are a serious candidate. Facts and figures and why you want to work for the company are all useful.
- Ensure you address the letter to the correct person, if you are unsure give them a quick call and ask who you should address it to.
- Introduce yourself and state the position you are applying for, and where you found the position advertised.
- Counteract problems you have encountered and how you dealt with them in a positive way.
- Show that you are willing to learn and are easily adaptable to various situations.
- Explain any time gaps in your career, what you did and learnt.
- State your availability for an interview.
- Keep it too one side of A4 paper.
Remember an employer is going to read hundreds of applications, so make sure you give the strongest account of yourself!
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