Cover letter tips: How to write a good cover letter
  
What to put in a cover letter
In this article

What to put in a cover letter


So now you've got the perfect introduction for your cover letter, what's next?

Katy explains we shouldn't just repeat our CV. "This is your chance to sell yourself for this particular job," she says.

Look at the requirements of the job, especially the key ones, and try to link something you've achieved to each one. You need to show the employers that not only can you do what they're asking, but you can also do it really well.

And now for the good news....once you've written cover letters for a few jobs, you can use some parts for future applications.

But when we say some, we don't mean the old cut and paste job! You can copy a few of your achievements and smaller paragraphs, but each cover letter should be tailored to the job you're going for.

Katy says: "A few extra minutes taken on your cover letter can go a long way to actually landing your the job, so the time is definitely worth it!"


Sophie Herdman
02/09/2012
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Ten men who you don’t want to marry Next Week's Hollyoaks Spoilers
This Week's Eastenders SpoilersCelebrities At Fashion Week: Front Row Celebs
Latest… 07/12/2016
Women in Focus News
Guides
Videos
12 Life Lessons We Can All Learn from Iris Apfel
All Women in Focus news
Changing your name | How to change your name
Work for yourself - get your small business online
How to deal with redundancy
Registering and voting: everything you need to know
See all Women in Focus guides
Teaching kids about money
See all Women in Focus videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...