Tips On....

Writing a Covering Letter

TEN Tips on Writing a Covering Letter

1. Explore and review various cover letter examples available on the internet.

2. Go into more precise detail than your resume – Do not be afraid to throw in some stats and figures.

3. Customise your covering letter for each individual application.

4. Do not point out if you’re missing some experience but point out your positives.

5. Try and personalise the letter to a person and try not to address such as “to whom may concern”.

6. Try to be yourself in your letter and try to reduce the formality.

7. Don’t go over one page in length.

8. Showcase your previous achievements rather than your education and qualifications.

9. Don’t be afraid to throw in some testimonials and recommendations.

10. Make sure all your contact details are on your covering letter as well as your resume.

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