Writing a cover letter

5 tips for success

  • sound enthusiastic but don’t exaggerate!
  • mention what you will bring to the organisation rather than what you will gain from the experience
  • research the organisation and tell the employer why you want to work for them and why you want this role
  • no more than 1 page (unless otherwise specified), use the correct format and address to the correct person
  • use the ‘Key Words’ they use in the advertisement and give specific examples (evidence) of where you have demonstrated the skills/experience they are after.

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