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What is a Cover Letter?

cover-letter.gifA cover letter should usually go with your CV when you send it to someone asking for a job.

It introduces you and your CV to the person you are applying to.

It also gives your application a bit of personality so that the employer can see what you are like.

It also shows your employer that you can write a letter properly. (Don't worry we have a template on the progress tracker to show you what one looks like).

attention.gifRemember it is different from your CV so don't just copy out what you have there.

Your Cover Letter should include your personal motivations. Why are you applying for this job?

SBC Employment and Learning Advice service based at the Thomas Gray Centre in Slough can give you information, advice and guidance to help you learn a new skill, get into work and return to learning. Free individual interview with a qualified advisor. Call 01753 476611 or email ela@slough.gov.uk to arrange an appointment.

  • Tips for writing a good cover letter

    1. Should be written correctly, no spelling mistakes or typos
    2. Should introduce your CV
    3. Get a couple of people to check it through before you send it off
    4. You should write a different one for each job you apply to
    5. In general you should type it in Times New Roman font 12pt

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