Tuesday, 9 April 2019

How to Write a Cover Letter

How do you write a good cover letter? And what does one look like? Everyone knows you need to write a cover letter to get a job, but lots of students get stuck at the point of actually writing one.  So, to make things simple, take a look at our sample cover letter below.

Below is our suggested template; feel free to edit it and personalise it to make it your own.

What is a cover letter?
A cover letter is written like any normal business letter. You put your own name, address, telephone number and email address at the top. Make it easy for people to contact you. Add the url of your website and/or demo reel, if you have one.  Below that, you put the company's name and address. Address the letter to the person who does hiring at the company - most likely their head of recruitment or HR, and - of course - the date. Below is our basic template - feel free to copy the template and make it your own.

Keep it short
A good cover letter is tidy, brief and informative - never more than a single page.  The important thing is to make the letter look professional, express an informed interest in the position, show that you understand what the job entails, and why you might be suitable.  Keep it relevant - and keep it short.

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