A cover letter is sent alongside a C.V. This letter summarizes the content in the C.V. but does not duplicate them.
It lists down your qualities and abilities.
- Difficulty: easy
- The following is a cover letter sample that shows what should be included in your letter
This forms the first part of a cover letter. It includes the information in which the employer will be able to reach you with. It includes:
- Your name:
- Street address (if applicable)
- Town or city (where you are currently situated)
- Postal or zip code
- Phone number (home/cell)
- Email address:
Written in the format month day, year. Do not use abbreviation as different people interpret things differently.
Employer’s information (contact)
Name: (have the name in full, do not use initials. E.g. Mr. Edward Richards)
Title: (the title is sometimes used when the name is not available)
Street address (where applicable)
Town or city (where the company is situated)
Postal code and post town
Your letter should be specific and use “dear Ms. / Mr. Last name”
Body of the letter
This includes the reason why you are applying for the job, why you chose that company in particular and why you think they should choose you and nobody else.
Include your reasons for writing the letter. You could include where you saw the advert and why you chose that company to apply the job.
Include your skills and qualifications that are relevant to the job opening. Do this in a creative way. Remember you are trying to expand on your resume and not to duplicate it. State if the opportunity is given what you will do for the company. Write this in a convincing way. Give them reasons why it should be you and not anybody else.
You could thank the employer for taking the time to read the letter and inform them that you will follow- up on the job. Remember to include your contact details so that they could call you for an interview.
Use “yours sincerely” since the letter is specific.
Handwritten in black or blue pen.