Important Cover Letter Advice
  • Send a cover letter with your application whenever possible
  • Research the organisation to help you customise the letter
  • Always address your letter to someone
  • Make your letter fit on one page
  • It’s your best chance of getting the attention of HR or the hiring manager so take it seriously
  • Set yourself apart from every other applicant
  • It's helpful to reach out to someone at the organisation first
  • Start with a strong opening sentence..why this job excites you and what you bring to the table
  • Hiring managers are looking for people to help them solve challenges. Share accomplishments that shows you can address the challenges the employer is facing
  • Include evidence of your adaptability and the ability to learn quickly
  • Make it clear you want the position. Be enthusiastic but don't sound desperate
  • Proofread your letter
  • Save your letter with an appropriate name as a pdf file