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Cover Letter Guide

How to structure your Cover Letter, Cover Letter Templates and more!

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​​​How to build a great Cover Letter to showcase your skills to potential employers. Find out in 4 easy steps!

How to Structure Your Cover Letter

  • Find out the full name of the right person to address your letter to, rather than using the greeting ‘Dear Sir/Madam’ or “Hi/Hey”

  • Ensure to include a subject line relating to your application.

  • Pretend you are talking to the employer directly.

  • How would you introduce yourself?

  • How would you summarise your reason for writing?

  • What aspects of the job appeal to you?

  • Keep your sentences simple and try to avoid over-complicated language.

  • Outline your knowledge, skills and experience meet the selection criteria for the job.

  • Explain how you can make a significant contribution to the organisation.

  • Show that you have done your research on the company.

  • Express your interest and enthusiasm for the role.

  • Reiterate your contact details and thank them for their time.

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Tips for writing your Cover Letter

  • ​Don't rewrite your CV

  • Keep a copy and follow up

  • Keep it under one page

  • Tailor your cover letter to the job description

  • Keep it simple

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