How do I write a cover letter
Cover letters and speculative applications
There are 2 main types of cover letters - ones for advertised and ones for non advertised vacancies.
This is to support your CV or application form - this is for an advertised vacancy.
Sometimes jobs are not advertised but you have the skills and experience to complete the job. This is when you reach out to a company showcasing your skills and experiences and why they should employ you.
What to write?
- Strong introduction - you need to know who is in charge, your statement needs to be strong, it needs to catch the readers eye.
- What are your skills and experiences - what role can you do
- What can you do for the employer - What can you bring to the table
- When are you available?
- Keep the layout simple
- Finish strong and with confidence