Cover Letter Writing Tips

A cover letter is one that is sent along with your CV when you are applying for a job. Here is a brief outline that you may use for drafting a cover letter.

Opening paragraph

In the opening paragraph of your cover letter you must include some brief information about yourself and the position you are applying for. You must also state how you found out about the job.

Paragraph 2

In the second paragraph, state why you are interested in the position and what qualities or personal traits that you may have make you a suitable candidate for the job. Mention your academic qualifications and work experience.

Paragraph 3

In the third paragraph, inform them that you have included your current CV. You may also add any relevant information that is likely to improve your chances of getting the job.

Closing paragraph

In the closing paragraph, clearly state when you will be available for the interview. Thank them for considering your application and close the letter.

Sections in this article

Cover letter writing tips
What to write and what not to write in a cover letter

Letter writing: formal and informal

Address and date
Body of the letter
Subscription or leave-taking
The Tone and Language of a Letter
Personal Letter Writing Tips
Example of formal letter and envelope
Formal Letter Sample 2
Formal letter sample 3
Formal letter sample 4
Formal letter writing basics
Standard phrases used in formal letters
Example of informal letter and envelope
Informal Letter Sample 2
Informal Letter Sample 3
Informal Letter Sample 4

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