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Covering Letter

Structure

Employer Address

Date

Dear Named Person

APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF……(ref. no…)

Paragraph 1:

The Opening: Introduce self briefly, refer to where you saw the advert.

Paragraph 2

Why Them?:

Explain your interest in the job and/or organisation. This is your chance to

target your application and show a specific interest in this job.

Paragraph 3/4

Why You?: Vital to show what you can do for them. Talk about experience,

skills, knowledge relevant to this job. Develop themes touched on in your CV

– but ensure you do NOT just repeat what is already in your CV.

Paragraph 5

The Ending: Short conclusion, perhaps summarising your suitability for the

job and/or looking positively towards the opportunity to discuss your

application at interview.

Yours sincerely

A N APPLICANT