The successful covering letter

Your CV should be accompanied by a covering letter , and these two items form a package.

Your prospective employer wants to know the following things –

  • What job you’re applying for
  • Why you want the job
  • Why you want to work for them
  • Why they should hire you
  • Your availability for interview and contact details

So, your letter of application  offers you the chance to sell yourself by pointing out key features of your CV and shows your prospective employer that you know how to write a letter.

Remember, your CV and letter of application are essential to your getting shortlisted for a job interview, here are three good examples.

Now, it’s your turn, find below a guideline on how to write an effective applicaion/covering letter:

And don’t forget to be clear and to the point and to avoid passive structures, colloquial expressions, and spelling or typing errors.

You can try to see if there are any opportunities for you in the school site job vacancies list.

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