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Getting the basics of a cover letter right is essential if you want to ensure you are seriously considered for a job opening.
A cover letter will allow you the chance to expand on your CV and to sell yourself more so to a prospective employer. Furthermore a cover letter is optional, thus giving you a clear advantage over any applicants who have failed to attach one.
Playing a part in a considerable number of recruitment campaigns over the years, I have been surprised to see a number of candidates failing to add this essential item to their application.
There are no rules as to when a cover letter should be attached and it is for this reason you should always seize this as an opportunity to stand out.
Our guide explains all the basics of a cover letter that you should consider when applying for a job.
Any cover letter should encompass the following elements (from top to bottom):
Is it ‘Dear…’ or ‘To…’? As short as the salutation is, it screams to the recruiter your level of English Language skills. It is important to understand that using correct salutation is a must in your cover letter.
So what is the correct salutation to use?
Simply put, there are 3 parts to the body; reason, offer and conclusion.
Follow the body with;
(Your full name)
By factoring in the above into your cover letter you can be certain to increase your chance of catching the recruiters attention.
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