How to write a cover letter

When applying for a job is always a good idea to include along with your CV a cover letter where you can outline your objectives and interest for a particular job. Depending on the seniority of the job you’re applying for or the company itself you will be expected to keep a style accordingly. A personal creative letter could be very useful when applying for a marketing role but could pass the wrong message if you are applying for a job as an accountant in an investment bank.

The most important is to keep the letter relatively short and pass the right message to the reader. Remember that hundreds of other might be applying for the same position so there are many factors that may shape the effectives of your cover letter. Simply360 has put together useful tips to guide you through every step in writing well formed cover letters.

Targeting a specific job

As with your CV your letter must be written according to the position you’re applying for. Based on the information you have about the role and company you can express your objectives and interest in this particular area. You can also highlight your so far accomplishments that are related to the job.

33cb9aeMake your cover letter stand out

Remember, you’re not the only person applying for the job. Eye-catching cover letters can score extra points especially for competitive jobs. Make sure that your letter complies with some general rules such as having an opening paragraph where you state your objectives and reason for writing, a main sector where you can highlight a few of the most significant points from your enclosed CV and a closing paragraph where you can politely request an interview at the employer’s convenience.

General guidelines

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