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Cover Letters

Accompanying your CV with a well written cover letter is a great way to create that memorable ‘first impression’ for the person reviewing your application, and therefore increasing your chance to secure that all important interview! As you can imagine, employers receive many applications for vacant roles, and a clear and concise cover letter will increase your opportunity of showing your suitability for the role. You can use this letter to highlight to the employer/ recruiter the relevant skills that you believe align with the role you are applying for, as well as the key points that drew you to both it, but just as importantly, the company. From experience and research, CVs accompanied with a cover letter are often more favoured when reviewing applications. However, it is imperative that the cover letter is not too long, is to the point, and is mistake free. Remember, this is your chance to shine! To that end, when writing your cover letter ensure it is no more than 1 page, aligns your relevant skills to the role being advertised, and shows your interest in the specific role you are applying for. Key pointers: Research the company thoroughly and highlight your interest in them specifically Make sure there are no mistakes – attention to detail is very important just as it is in the CV Keep it concise and ensure all points made..

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