Cover Letters

Cover Letters

A great cover letter can help differentiate your Resume from the countless others that pass across an employer’s desk.

A cover letter is an excellent chance to summarise your skills and experience ensuring you get across any key points that are not highlighted in your Resume.

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Cover Letter Guidelines

Below are some basic guidelines when creating a cover letter.

  • Where possible address the relevant contact listed in the advertisement.
  • Include the job title, reference number and where and when you saw the advertisement
  • Keep to the point and explain why your skills and experience are relevant to the advertised role.
  • Clearly state why you are interested in the role / company.
  • Describe what you could bring to the role that sets you apart from other applicant.
  • Avoid lengthy repetition of information covered in your CV or in the job description.
  • Ensure you tailor your cover letter for each role.
  • Negative information of any sort should be avoided.
  • Keep your cover letter between 3-4 paragraphs in length.
  • Ensure that you spell check and then proof read your cover letter thoroughly before submission. Just one small typing error could potentially ruin your application.

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