Cover Letter Format

Cover Letter Format from Job Seeker Coach

By: Job Seeker Coach  13-Oct-2014
Keywords: Cover Letter, Job Application

Here is a guide to a suitable format for a good cover letter: • Whenever possible, address your letter to a person. Try to get a name when an advertisement tells you to apply to a department or a position. • Include the vacant position title and number as a letter heading. Put it in bold font, not underlined. • In your opening paragraph, say where you saw the position advertised. • In your second paragraph, say something about what role you are currently in and what you are doing. • In your next paragraph(s), you should say how you are suitable for the position. The length of this part of the letter will depend on whether the letter is simply a cover letter to a separate attachment that responds to specific selection criteria, or whether this is a detailed application letter. • Another paragraph could include a positive statement about how you believe you could contribute to the organisation and that you have the ability to do the job well. • In your final paragraph, say that you look forward to discussing your application further at interview and say that you are enclosing your resume/CV and a response to the selection criteria (if relevant). • Sign off your letter with “Yours faithfully” if you opened with “Dear Madam/Sir”. • Sign off your letter with “Yours sincerely” if you opened with “Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr Brown”. • If sending the letter electronically, convert it to PDF format first; it produces a more professional outcome.

Keywords: Cover Letter, Job Application

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