Your cover letter is a great chance to make your application stand out from the crowd. The employer will read it before your resume, so it’s really important!
A good way to begin writing is to use the job description as a reference. How does your experience line up with what they are asking you to do? For example, if the job description asks for strong customer service skills, you could write something about a time that you gave great customer service in your previous job.
Another important part of the cover letter is to show that you know what their company does. Do some research before you write the letter by reading their website, looking at their social media and, if it’s appropriate, visiting the company in person.
Here are some questions to think about when writing your cover letter:
- Why do you want to work for them?
- What specific skills do you have that are relevant to the job?
- Has the company done any work or projects recently that caught your attention?
Finally, make sure everything is well presented. Include the date, the company’s details, the employer’s name if possible and your contact details.
If you’re sending your resume as an attachment by email, you could use the body of the email as your cover letter. We recommend writing it in a separate document first. Whichever format you choose, don’t hesitate to ask someone to proofread it for you! 26Ten in St Helens offer a free service to help with writing.
Cover letter template:
You can download this simple cover letter template here, or get more inspiration for resume layouts here!
Get in touch if you would like us to have a look at your application before you hit send. We are here and happy to help! You can contact us by email: email@example.com or call us on 0417 143133 or 0417 155201.