Cover Letters are used alongside your CV to provide your potential employer with more information about you, your career goals and what you can contribute to the company. Often overlooked, cover letters can be an excellent way to present tailored information and show commitment to your application.
How to structure your cover letter:
Using this structure as a guide will ensure you cover all important information within your cover letter.
- State your name and who you are.
- State the position you are applying for and how you found the role.
- Give Background Information about yourself (Location, Education) – Link these examples to reasons why you would suit this role/company/work environment.
- Give an example of previous Work Experience – Link these examples to reasons why you would suit this role/company/work environment.
- Provide your Availability (for Work and if applicable, Interviews)
Sincerely (Recipient known)
Yours faithfully (Recipient unknown)
Cover Letter Top Tips:
- Write in First Person
- Use descriptive vocabulary to explain points
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Written by Amelia Banks (Social Media and Content Development)