How To Write Cover Letter

How To Write Cover Letter


Writing a cover letter should be one of your main tasks when making your job application package. Your cover letter must explain which job you are applying for, why do you think you are the best person for that position. First, remember to put your address on the right side of the letter and the company’s address on the left.

Now you can construct your letter

Date: 12 January 2014

Dear Sir/Madam

Application for Admin Clerk Job Position
I hereby apply for the Admin Clerk Position that was advertised on on the 15th of February 2014. I believe that my experience and qualifications will make me a valuable asset to your organisation. Below are the reasons why I think I am the best candidate for this position.

I believe I have relevant skills, qualifications and experience for the position I am applying for. I am able and capable of learning quickly and I will also contribute in making the company more successful. I have acquired knowledge about this job through trainings attended and that has been well indicated on my curriculum vitae.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at (081 000 0000) or email address:

I would appreciate if you alert me via email if you have received my application.
I am available for interview during working hours from Monday to Friday. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Mr P. Khoza

Tips to consider when preparing your CV and Cover Letter:

1. Your CV should present not only your skills, but also give a few hints into the type of person you are.
2. CVs should not be long winded with unnecessary detail, pages or irrelevant information. Do not just attach your CV in a blank email.
3. The most common mistake all job applicants make, is sending off their CV without a suitable introductory cover letter.
4. Read the job description for the position you are applying for. Write your cover letter to suit the job. In other words, if you are a Receptionist applying for a Personal Assistant position, then you need to enhance your skills and character in line with the job description for the Personal Assistant.
5. If you do not show that you have the skills and character for this position, your CV will simply be ignored.
6. Remember both your Cover letter and your CV are business documents. They need to be presented in a professional manner. Avoid using slang, abbreviations and repetition.
7. Your Cover letter is the first glimpse into your CV. It needs to raise a curiousness in the reader to want to know more about you and to open and read your CV.
8. If your cover letter and CV is all pretty looking but lacks the critical depth of information to raise an interest in you, then you will never get that call for an interview.

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