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Top tips on how to write the perfect cover letter
Research show your cover letter is held in an employer’s hands for under 10 seconds. It’s actually a short advertisement for you so make it punchy. If you’re going to waste their time in a letter giving too much information then you would probably waste time in the job.
A cover letter should be always be sent when you are submitting your CV to a potential employer or recruiter. When sending your CV as an email attachment the email itself will serve as your cover letter; when submitting online you simply include it as an additional attachment.
The cover letter should be addressed to the right person at the company you are applying to. Don’t know who that is? – call and find out.
Make sure you cover these four points in your letter
If you wait for the employer to call you, then your odds of contact decrease dramatically.
Make sure you include all your contact info even if it’s already on the CV.
Proof read your cover letter several times before you send it.