How to write a cover letter
A well written cover letter can go a long way to convincing a prospective employer that you are the right candidate for their role and can help you stand out in the application process. A common misconception is that a cover letter is a reiteration of the details from your resume. While your resume is a summary of what you have to offer, your cover letter is a professional letter that introduces your application and reasons for applying for the role, linking the relevant skills and experience to the role requirements. Here is our how to guide and extra tips for success:
Tailor the content and message:
Do not send the same letter for every job application and where possible always personally address the hiring manager in the opening of your cover letter. It is also important to tailor the content specific to the role, explaining why you are interested in working at the organisation and importantly how this will benefit the organisation.