HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER THAT ATTRACTS ATTENTION

The cover letter is the ultimate tool to express your interest for the position and to emphasize why you make the perfect match. The best way to do this, is by summarizing your key skills mentioned in your CV and to follow this cover letter sample below. In the same way you customize your CV, the cover letter also needs to be tailored according to the position.

Dear Sir/Madam or Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. LastName

Opening paragraph: Start the cover letter by providing basic information about yourself, how you learned of the job opening and specify for which position you are applying.

Second paragraph: In this section of your cover letter the reason why you are interested in the position and the organization and your previous work experiences are mentioned. Make a connection between the previous work experiences and relevant qualifications which make you a good fit for the position. This is also opportunity to explain further relevant items of your CV.

Third paragraph: Refer to the fact that your CV is enclosed and mention that you would like the opportunity to discuss more about their opportunities or hiring plans with the employer.


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Sincerely,


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