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Write a cover letter

When you apply for a job, you need to send a cover letter along with your CV. A cover letter is a letter to the employer that says which position you're applying for and why you would be a good person for the job.

Why You Need a Cover Letter
Your cover letter introduces you to the employer and highlights the skills you have that are especially useful for the job you're applying for.

How to Write a Cover Letter

  • Tailor your cover letter to the job you're applying for and the company you're applying to
  • Point out specific skills and experience that make you a great fit for the job
  • Keep it short (about three or four short paragraphs, covering less than a page)

How to Send a Cover Letter
Always send a personal cover letter with your CV

  • By post or fax: Put your cover letter on top of your CV
  • Email: Use your cover letter as the body of the email

Where to Get Help Writing a Cover Letter

  • Check out these 25 tips for better cover letters from ResumeMaker.

 

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