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Written by recruiters and interviewers, this Guide quickly and easily shows you how to write great cover letters that win job interviews.
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If you want to maximize your chances of getting a job interview, you should use a cover letter that's written specifically for the person you're addressing and/or the job you're applying for. This means writing a different letter for each and every job vacancy. You should not use "mass mailed" cover letters. These will not be successful and employers can spot them a mile away.
Most candidates don't do this. Their cover letter simply mentions the advertisement, refers to the attached CV or resume and expresses hope of getting a job interview. But some employers won't even read your resume or CV if your cover letter is poor or absent so this is a fatal mistake.
Although you'll say more about your suitability in your resume or CV, a good cover letter had the advantage of getting this information in front of your interviewer early on so don't waste the opportunity it gives you to make a great first impression.
As you look for a new job, you might need to write more than one cover letter, depending on the situation. Here are some examples:
Now we've given you an introduction to cover letters, it's time to get started. Here's advice on what to write in your cover letter.