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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

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