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Cover Letter Guide

Jodhpur : India | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM PDT
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Ready to go cover letter templates with examples, notes and guidance for you to personalise to your job applications using Microsoft Word are available on the checkout page once registered alternatively you can use the cover letter format below.

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

  • The covering letter should consist of 1 page on plain white A4 paper.
  • You should use a font that offers a clean and clear appearance. My advice is to use Arial.
  • Aim for a maximum of three paragraphs. Remember simple is best.
  • Use upbeat and positive language and avoid exaggerated statements.
  • Ensure there are no spelling, grammar, or punctuation mistakes.
  • Always use black ink.
  • Express yourself with confidence.
  • Where possible, write to a named individual.
  • Your cover letter should be tailored specifically for each application.
  • Be concise and to the point. Try to avoid repeating what's in your CV.
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Cover letter writing guide
Cover letters for resumes, including what to include in your cover letter, how to write a cover letter, cover letter format, targeted cover letters, and cover letter.
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