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If you are sending your CV to a prospective employer by post or fax, it is essential that you send it with a covering letter. You need to create a good impression so that the employer or recruiter will want to read your CV. It will have more impact if it is individually written in response to a particular role or advertisement. Make sure you read our CV writing guide for further CV tips.
This resume and cover letter guide is designed to assist job seekers who are prepared to look at their accomplishments, skills, and experiences in relation to a job target or targets. If you're ready to get going on writing an effective resume, here's how.
In the case of email applications it is acceptable to write a brief paragraph of a few sentences explaining where you heard about the role and why your qualifications and experience are a perfect fit for the job. You should ensure the tone of the text is formal as would be the case with a paper CV cover letter. It is a mistake to be too informal as this can be seen as unprofessional.
When making any sort of job application either Speculative, where you are sending your CV to an employer/agency with no specific vacancy in mind or, specific, where you are sending your CV in response to an advertisement for a particular role, the overall cover letter format is the same.
Here are the top ten tips to remember when writing a covering letter