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Covering Letters

Whenever you submit a CV you also need to send a tailored covering letter (or email). It should explain your motivation for that role and organisation and emphasise your relevant skills and experience.

Your covering letters need to:

  • Be specific to the role and highlight why you are suitable, refering to your CV where necessary
  • Show you have researched the company and reflect this in your reason for applying
  • Present you in a concise, logical and structured way, that is readable and interesting

For further information and advice, head over to our Careers Network Learn Module CA007, to see examples, checklists and top tips, and to access our interactive online course Excel in Employer Selection Processes.