What is a cover letter?
A cover letter (or covering letter) is often sent with a CV when you are applying for a job. The cover letter should highlight key points from your CV. It should be clear and well-written.
What should I include in my cover letter?
1. The job you are applying for should be specified at the beginning of the letter.
2. You should mention any relevant studies or training courses that you have done.
2. You should mention any relevant experience you have.
3. You should also include specific examples that show that you are suitable for the role you are applying for.
Here is an example of a cover letter:
Dear Sir or Madam, (1)
Please find attached my CV in support of my application for the position (2 ) of Retail Assistant. I recently completed my degree in Business Administration and I am keen to gain hands on (3) experience in this area and develop my career.
I have always had an interest in this field (4). I completed several modules on marketing and customer service while studying at university. Additionally, I have been working as a part-time customer service assistant in a supermarket for the past three years. This role has provided me with valuable customer-facing experience (5). I have had the opportunity to develop excellent communication skills. I am a team player (6) who enjoys challenges. and I am keen to gain managerial experience (7) in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully (8)
1- how to start a letter when you do not know the name of the person you are writing to
2-the job you are applying for
3-practical (not theoretical)
4-area of business or activity
5-dealing with customers directly
6- a person who works well with other people
7-experience of managing others
8-how to end a letter when you do not know the name of the person you are writing to