Cover letter guidelines



Your Address







Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:


First Paragraph: Why You Are Writing.

The position you are applying for and where you saw it advertised.


Middle Paragraphs: What You Have to Offer.

Make connections between your experience and skills and the advertisement. Try to support each statement you make with proof. Always connect your information to the advertisement, for example; I see from your advertisement that you are looking for someone with…….I feel I am very suitable as I …………..

If you mention work experience make sure to include the name of the company, position you held there and the duties. For education, mention the name of the college, course and subjects studied. Show how your education and work skills are relevant to the position for which you are applying. 


When responding to the advertisement, refer specifically to the skills listed and show how your duties and previous studies prove that you have these skills and qualities.


Final Paragraph:  The closing – Express your interest in the position and the company, show how you will fit into the company.  State your availability for an interview.



Yours sincerely,



Your Signature



Your Typed Name

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