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How to make your cover letter stand out

How to make your cover letter stand out

The prospect of writing a cover letter can seem daunting for many job applicants. But it doesn’t need to be. Read our guide to find out how to make sure your cover letter stands out and gets you noticed.

What is a cover letter?

A cover letter is typically the written part of your application that accompanies your CV. Traditionally, a cover letter is a separate document but in some cases sending an email or message with your CV or completed application form can also serve as a cover letter depending on the recruiter.

Why do you need a cover letter?

Recruiters deal with CVs and job applications every day so the inclusion of a cover letter can help you to stand out. A good cover letter should complement the details listed on your CV and make the recruiter want to get to know you.

What should you include in a cover letter?

The most important thing is to explain why you’re interested in the role you’re applying for. A cover letter is a great opportunity to expand on your CV, particularly any skills, qualifications or experience that are directly relevant to the role. If the job is an important career progression to you, make sure you explain that and tell the employer why you would be a good fit through both your experience and your personal values if possible.

Tips for writing a good cover letter

  • Do write a new cover letter for each role you apply for
  • Don’t just repeat the same information from your CV
  • Do proofread your cover letter or ask someone to help you
  • Don’t write too much- a cover letter should be no longer than a page
  • Do end your cover letter on a positive note and look ahead to the next stage

If you do your research and find out as much as you can about the role, it’ll be much easier to impress with your cover letter. Your CV should include all the information that shows you can do the job, but your cover letter is ideal for showcasing how you will do it.

If you’re a candidate searching for your dream job or an employer looking for the perfect hire, call Juice Personnel today on 01924 377 500 or email us at [email protected].

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