Creating Effective Cover Letters and CV’s

 cover letters and cvs


Writing a cover letter can seem like a difficult task. However, if enrol on our course, you’ll soon be an expert at writing cover letters to send with your CV.


Your cover letter may make the difference between getting a job interview or having your CV filed in the rubbish bin, so it makes sense to understand how good letter structure and effectively applying the skills you’ll learn into creating a Cover Letter and CV that gets noticed.


A cover letter should complement, not duplicate, your resume. Its purpose is to interpret the data-oriented, factual resume and add a personal touch. A cover letter is often your earliest written contact with a potential employer, creating a critical first impression.


There are three general types of cover letters:


  • The application letter which responds to a known job opening
  • The prospecting letter which inquires about possible positions
  • The networking letter which requests information and assistance in your job search


Your cover letter should be designed specifically for each purpose outlined above as well as for each position you seek. Do not design a form letter and send it to every potential employer (you know what you do with junk mail!).


Effective cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identify your most relevant skills or experiences (remember, relevance is determined by the employer’s self-interest). They should express a high level of interest and knowledge about the position.



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