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Write Your Cover Letter

Write Your Cover Letter

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KEY POINTS
Using a business letter format write a specific cover letter for eachapplication
Write one A4 page with 4 paragraphs using size 12 font (Times NewRoman recommended)
Include your address, phone numbers and email at the top
If the details are supplied, include the name and address of theemployer
Address the letter to a specific person if possible
Address the
essential
selection criteria and give examples in thecover letter
Show your enthusiasm and confidence and avoid exaggerations orapologies
Check your cover letter very carefully for correct spelling andgrammar
FORMAT
Introductory Paragraph:
Identify the job you are applying for, the reference number and state whereyou found the job vacancy.
Middle Paragraphs:
  This section of the cover letter is vital as it is here that you demonstrateyour qualifications, your unique skills, work experience and your suitabilityfor the position. You should take the
selection criteria
outlined in theadvertisement or position description and show how you meet the selectioncriteria. In order to demonstrate how you could be of value to theorganisation,
use specific examples
describing your qualifications, yourskills, your work experience, voluntary work and any extra curricularactivities. You should also show that you have the skills and experiencevalued by employers such as communication and teamwork skills.It is advisable to include a sentence that demonstrates a genuine interestin working for the employer. You should show that you have researchedthe organisation and that there is a link with the skills and interests youwould bring. Try to identify one or two areas that differentiate the employeragainst their competitors. This may include areas like company awards,achievements or values. Use this information to
show your interest andenthusiasm
.
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Closing Paragraph:
Finish by
 
saying that you are including your resume with your cover letterand, if required, a separate document showing the Response to SelectionCriteria and your Transcript of Results. You should conclude by saying thatyou are keen to attend an interview and that you can be contacted on yourmobile number. You can give your mobile number here also. Finish thecover letter with: Yours sincerely Your Signature Your Name
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Use this list to check that you have completed a professional cover letterand have included all the necessary details. Remember to show you havethe skills and experience listed in the advertisement.
Have you included your address, phone numbers and professionalemail address?
Do you have the correct date?
Is it addressed to the correct person with their full address?
Have you commenced with the correct greeting? E.g. Dear Mrs Slater
Have you included the title and reference number of the job?
Does this employer know why you are applying for the position andwhere you saw the advertisement?
Have you included your education and qualifications?
Have you provided evidence of your skills for this specific job andwritten about them honestly without exaggerating?
Have you listed your work experience with the most relevanthighlighted first and with duties shown using 4 or 5 dot points?
Have you included any voluntary work or achievements that promoteyou well?
Have you addressed any other requirements of the job? E.g. workavailability, relocation, driver’s license?
Have you mentioned that your resume is attached?
Have you included your contact phone number for an interview?
Have you signed it correctly?
Is your letter in a business letter format?
Is your letter one A4 page long with a professional font?
Does your letter show your enthusiasm for the job and also yourknowledge of the organisation you are applying for?
Is your letter grammatically correct?
Have you taken out any negative comments about yourself?
Student Career Development 2008

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