Send Your CV
With a Cover Letter
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Date: 11 / 07 / 1423
18 / 09 / 2002
send a covering letter with your
1. Introductory Paragraph
This is the most
significant part of the letter. Use it to grab the attention of the
recent lecture in (name of place), your company’s name arose repeatedly
as one of the rapid growth prospects in the (name of industry)
(teacher, social worker, etc.) I have developed my skills in (team
motivation, public speech, public relations, etc.). I am known for
(meeting deadlines, following through commitments, being well organized,
just less than 7 weeks until my graduation from (name of school) with a
(type of degree) in (area of study), I am eager to gain and learn some
practical experience and apply my skills.
of person) suggested I get in touch with you…etc.
of person) at (name of company) mentioned that you are looking for an
experienced person to develop…etc.
interest in the (position) recently advertised, has prompted me to
forward my resume for your consideration.
this introductory paragraph to introduce yourself, your capabilities and
it specific to the job for which you are applying, refer to the job
Make sure your letter serves a purpose – ie it is not just
a cover sheet for your Resume/CV
should say briefly :
you are applying for the job
you think you are well suited for it and
sort of person you are
you mention where you learned about the job opening, try to write a
sentence or two about the research you have done about the target
company. You will come across as someone professional who has done their
you are writing at the suggestion of someone who is known to the hiring
manager, mention it. However, make sure you have permission to use that
The body can be up to
3 paragraphs long. Use it to list your achievements and qualifications.
Remember to keep it positive and sell yourself!
would like to be part of an organization that offers (potential growth,
advancement opportunities, stability…etc.)
background in (i.e. graphic design) would be a great asset to your
company’s work in (i.e. advertisement)
past experience in (i.e. market research) would complement your company’s
(strategy, objectives, visions, projects…etc).
have a record of outstanding success in the management of (i.e. corporate
financial operations) in multinational and international environments.
experience has encompassed the successful management of (i.e. corporate
real estate, human resources, and general operations).
received several commendations for my dedication and professionalism, and
continually received recognition for my communication skills and
on my qualifications, I believe I am the right person to oversee the
delivery of (type of service) for one or more of your clients.
not to use too formal a tone when writing your cover letter. Personalize
it in order to show the prospective employer your positive and personal
letter is only a few paragraphs long. Try to only include vital
information that will directly show the hiring manger what you can do for
the target company.
your skills and past experience.
you have been out of the workforce for a while, mentioning what you have
done is a plus. Mention organizations you have joined, volunteer work,
types of activities, conferences you have attended or private classes you
to use active verbs!
for spelling and grammar mistakes!
3. Concluding Paragraph
paragraph is usually brief and is mainly comprised of a thank-you message
and a request for follow-up.
resume is a brief summary of my qualifications. I would be delighted to
meet with you in a personal interview and will call your office during
the week of (specific date).
resume is a good summary of my background and general experience. I would
like to arrange a mutually convenient time for a meeting, during which we
can further discuss your current or anticipated openings. Thank you for
will call you next week to see if we can arrange a meeting. Thank you for
would like a chance to convince you that my skills and energy would be an
asset to your department.
you in advance for your generous consideration. I may be reached at my
home number indicated above should you desire to contact me. I would be
happy to make myself available for a personal interview at your
in the concluding paragraph that you will call on a specific week or day
in the near future. You need to work for an interview!
to thank the recipient for his/her time and co-operation.
not forget to attach your resume!