How to write a successful cover letter

With many job applications being ignored on the Internet, you might want to consider improving your cover letter. But if you need to send one or you simply want to stand out, here’s how you can make a difference.

If 2017 is the year to make a change in your career, you’re going to need to get organised.

When searching for your ideal job, perfecting your CV will probably take the most amount of time and will definitely be the most important part.

But what about your cover letter?

A cover letter, can really grab employers’ attention, especially now that they’re becoming less common – but only if they’re done right.

You’ll definitely want to make yours stand out enough so employers do not ignore it.

  •  Avoid irrelevant information – When your employer requests a cover letter, it should be short and straight to the point. We advise candidates to leave out any previous experience you consider to be out of date or irrelevant to your ability to do the job you’re applying for.
  • Identify your key skills – Your CV will tell your employer exactly what you did in your previous jobs and what kind of experience you have. Your cover letter is an opportunity to communicate exactly why your experience makes you perfect for the job. You should look at the job advert, and acknowledge how your skills and experience relate to the job. Also look for other information you can find, about what qualities the company looks for in its employees.
  • Make it stand out – Sending something like a cover note could make you stand out if one hasn’t been asked for.

There are many variables to perfecting a cover letter. It’s not so easy to do. It’s a process and it takes time. There are also more ways that you can make your cover letter shine and stand out from the crowd. At CV&Coffee we provide cover letter optimisation and writing, to help you creating your ideal cover letter. So feel free to contact us for any queries, and click here to find out more about our cover letter service.

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