A cover letter is generally the first point of contact with a prospective employer. It needs to be engaging and show the employer that you have the skills to do the job. A good cover letter can help you get a job interview by convincing an employer that you are what they are looking for and it will also demonstrate your written communication skills.
Your letter should:
- include a brief introduction about yourself and state what you are applying for and why
- target your letter to be specific about the role
- highlight relevant skills, qualifications and experience to role specific criteria
- give real life examples
- articulate your interest and suitability for the role
- inject your personal style into your writing to stand out above the competition.
How to write a cover letter
Other ways Career Connect can assist you
- Attend a Cover Letter 'How to' Workshop
- Review the online resource on Writing a cover letter and complete the quiz.
By completing one of these activities you can submit your Cover Letter for review to Career Connect via our Feedback Service.
- Visit Student Futures to start recording the reflections that will inform your key selection criteria.
- Enrol and complete the following modules offered by our Leap into Leadership Online program:
- Defining your general skills: Employability skills