How to Write a Cover Letter to a CV

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A cover letter for your curriculum vitae is the opportunity to tell a prospective employer why you are the person for the job. Albeit an intimidating task, a cover letter can be the easiest step in the employment process. This letter gives a glimpse of what to expect in your curriculum vitae, as well as what to expect having you as an employee.

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  1. 1

    Note the description of the position for which you are applying. Make sure that you fit the qualifications of the position by reviewing the job requirements.

  2. 2

    Acknowledge and thank the employer for taking the time to review your application for employment.

  3. 3

    Inform the employer of your qualifications. Use the qualifications the employer listed as a guide.

  4. 4

    Outline your professional accomplishments. Cover letters tell an employer why you are the best person for the job.

  5. 5

    Include any additional information that will help you complete the job, such as having a cell phone or home office set-up.

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    Add details of personal accomplishments. Possessing good interpersonal skills and accomplishments outside the workplace are also important to prospective employers.

Tips and warnings

  • When submitting a cover letter, include details of your home office set-up.
  • Personalise each cover letter to fit the position for which you are applying.

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