Cover letter tips: Write the perfect cover letter for your job application.

Cover letter tips: Write the perfect cover letter for your job application.

  29 Sep 2019   , ,

Cover letters are a huge advantage when applying
to jobs. They are a chance to expand on your skills and experience in your CV and really
show employers why you’re a great match for the job. To make sure your cover letters are impressing
employers, here’s CV-Library’s guide on how to write one. Start your cover letter with your address
in the top right-hand corner. Then, put the employer’s address on the left-hand side, followed
by the date and the name of the person you are writing to. This is usually the recruiter
handling the vacancy. Your first paragraph should be short and sweet,
made up of these three things: Why you’re writing the letter, the position you are applying
for and how you heard about the job. Your second paragraph is all about showing
the employer how and why you’re the right person for the role. Expand on relevant skills
and experiences in your CV and provide examples to highlight why you’ll make a valuable addition
to the team. Try copying the phrasing of the skills mentioned in the job description to
really show you’re a great fit. Next, it’s your chance to showcase your knowledge
of the industry and detail why you want to work for this company specifically. You should
also state how your skill set will add to the company’s success, as well as why you’ll
fit in with its culture and core values. Finally, thank the recruiter for taking the
time to read your letter. Instead of writing “I look forward to hearing from you” let them
know your availability for a call back. Ensure you include your contact details too. Then
sign off with “yours sincerely” followed by your name. Keep your cover letter to about one A4 page
and you’ll be landing interviews in no time. For more tips on creating cover letters employers
will love and other job application advice, visit our Career Advice pages.

8 thoughts on “Cover letter tips: Write the perfect cover letter for your job application.

  1. A good demonstration of key areas and ingredients of a job application Letter. I used it for my students in the "Business Communication" Undergrad Course. Thanks for sharing and appreciating the efforts of all those who conceived developed and made this knowledge source for others.

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