Writing a cover letter

1. ADAPT YOUR COVER LETTER TO THE VACANCY

As with your CV, you should adapt your covering letter according to the situation or the specific needs of the company. It supplements your CV and should illustrate your skills and career to date.

2. TAKE CARE WITH YOUR COVER LETTER

A covering letter should not be longer than one page. In general, you should try to keep it to 15 to 20 lines maximum and be as accurate and clear as possible. This will offer the recruiter a smooth and enjoyable read.

3. FIND OUT ABOUT THE COMPANY AND THE SECTOR

Your letter should refer to information about the company to which you are applying. For example, support your arguments using the characteristics of the company culture in relation to the assignments described in the job advert.

4. ORGANISE YOUR WORDS

You should support your application point by point by creating connections between your education, experience and personality and the company, position and desired profile.

  1. Why I am interested in your company
  2. What I can bring you
  3. What we can do together

5. USE KEYWORDS SPECIFIC TO THE COMPANY/SECTOR

For a recruiter, nothing can be more boring than having to read a vague supporting letter. They need to be reassured that you are fully conversant with their requirements. You should justify your arguments using concrete examples from your past career.

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