This all important letter allows you to directly address specific requirements of the job profile and sell your specific skills. Even if you are emailing a job application, the letter should be clear and expressive.
- Ensure the correct name and address are used.
- The opening line should specify the role and why you are interested.
- The next two to four paragraphs should use real examples to illustrate how you meet the brief.
- Sign off formally in your own style.
Any job reference
Dear Mr/s Recruiter,
I was interested to see that you are looking for a xxxxxxx.
Paragraph 1 Reason 1 for meeting the requirements
Paragraph 2: Reason 2 for meeting the requirements
Paragraph 3: Illustrate the wow factor you bring that cannot be seen in your CV or is unusual in your line of work.
Paragraph 4: Highlight any personal reasons or specific motivations that make you particularly suited to the role.
Sign-off: I look forward to hearing from you/discussing my application at interview.
Signature or scanned signature if electronic application
Title Firstname Lastname