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Covering Letter

Covering letters

It is crucial you get your covering letter right. A poor covering letter will mean your application form or CV never gets read.

A covering letter is a letter sent to a prospective employer expressing an interest in working for their organisation. Whilst a covering letter is only a small part of an application process, it is the first thing the employer sees and, if it is not right, your application form or CV may not even be looked at.

When creating your covering letter, the layout and visual presentation are just as important as the words you write. The following sections contain all the rules you need to follow to ensure your covering letter convinces the reader that your CV or application form are worth looking at.

Rules for a Successful Covering Letter