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Tips On How To Write The Best Cover Letter

Cover letters can make or break applicants. They are extremely important in the job application process because most of the time companies only rely on the CV and cover letter to get a glimpse of an applicant. It is integral to write the best cover letter to maximise your opportunity of getting a job.

Tips on how to write the best cover letter

The most important thing to remember when writing a cover letter is that you are marketing yourself. You need to “sell” yourself in such a way that the company believes that you will add value to their team.

 

 

In your cover letter you need to stand out, your personality needs to come through so that you can show companies a piece of yourself.

You should see your cover letter as an advert for yourself. Your CV is the fine print of what you can do and contribute to the business and the cover letter is the TV commercial where you present yourself in a quirky and interesting way. It will show the company what you are all about. A cover letter is not a CV and should not be treated the same way. So avoid listing things that can already be found on your CV.

Tailor your cover letter so that it suits the job that you are applying for. This is important because companies do not want to see a generic template, they want to read something interesting, something about yourself and they want to get to know you a little bit better. They want to see what sets you apart from the rest of the applicants. They also want to see how you will relate your skills to the operations of the company, more importantly - they want to see how you will fit in.

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