How to nail your Cover Letter

A Cover Letter is a document supporting your CV and it should tell the reader more information about you and why you would be a good fit for the job that you are applying for. Don’t be illiterate on what you said in your CV because the cover letter is where you should promote yourself for the job. 

In your Cover letter, you should state why you would be a good fit for the job and also put some information about the company on the Cover letter as it also shows that you have done some research on the company and shows that you are interested in working for them.

The cover letter should not be more than ¾ pages long and the first paragraph of your cover letter should be why you are interested in applying for the job.

Also on your Cover letter, you should have the following

Address the letter to the specific person

 Addressing the cover letter to the person you are sending it to is very important and you don’t want to address it to the wrong person as that would set off a very bad first impression.

Clearly state the purpose of the cover letter

 In your letter, you should state why you are writing the cover letter. It can be just a few simple words saying “I’m writing to you today to apply for the position of …..”

Change the cover letter for each job application

It can be very easy to use the same Cover Letter for each job application but it is very important to have a cover letter template and use that template for each job application.

Reiterate your enthusiasm and thank the reader

Finish off my re-emphasising your keen interest in the role, welcoming an opportunity to discuss your suitability and further and looking forward to hearing from them and thank the reader for taking the opportunity for reading your cover letter.

At the career coach, we can help you with creating the perfect Cover letter along with many other things that will help you get that dream job. If you would like some help get in contact with some of our career coaches below to find out more.