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Writing the perfect Covering Letter


Your cover letter, which is a stand-alone document from your CV, is a tailored response to the job posting. This is your chance to address key requirements from the job description and detail why you're a great fit for the position and company. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page, clear, succinct, and personalised.

1. Review the job posting
Read the job description in its entirety to comprehend the duties of the position and how your qualifications compare. Keep track of any essential qualifications or skills mentioned in the job posting, and make sure your cover letter addresses them with examples.

2. Research the business.
Investigate the business to learn about its offerings, values, and history. To learn more about the kind of applicant the company seeks, pay close attention to the website's About Us section.

3. Adhere to a pattern.
Three sections should make up your cover letter. Give a brief summary of why you want the job and why you'd be a good fit for the position in the first paragraph, which should introduce yourself and identify the role you are applying for. It ought to begin by addressing the appropriate individual.

Explain why you wish to work for the company itself in the second part. Discuss why you believe in the company's mission or goals by using the information you have learned about it. Keep it personal and be sure to discuss why you want to work for the organisation and sector.

The final paragraph should detail why you are the ideal candidate for the position. Use the job description's eligibility requirements as a guide and provide specific examples to demonstrate your suitability. Remember that your CV will go into further detail about your qualifications and experience; your cover letter is your chance to speak with the employer and the position directly.

4. Be formal but personal.
Personalise and adjust your cover letter to the position and business. Avoid utilising templates and only add data that is pertinent to the position. Your cover letter should be formal in tone, even though it's personal, and properly signed off.

5. Be mindful of the details
Don't forget to mention the full job title, any reference numbers offered, and the location of the job advertisement. It's crucial to summarise your resume, but don't do it twice. Last but not least, proofread it and circulate it for grammar checks.

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