Covering Letters

Great cover letters are a must!

So, you’ve created a well-structured, fluent and accurate CV. Don’t compromise the good impression by sending a poor letter. Remember: the covering letter is the first thing the interviewer sees. Let Proof Personal take a look to make sure that your letter is well-structured, to the point and is free of errors. Put yourself ahead of the competition. As Prof Proof says: “The saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is very true. ¬†However, don’t take the risk that your reader might do just that and make a decision about you on the basis of a poor covering letter. You might never get the chance to show that there is more to you than your letter suggests.

Here is an example of a covering letter:

Sally Brown
26 Somewhere Street
Any Place
M3 5PQ
Mr J. Smith
Graduate Recruitment Manager
ABC Company Limited
35 Any Road
M2 1RS

30th March, 2013

RE: Graduate Retail Management Trainee

Dear Mr Smith,

I wish to apply for the post of Graduate Retail Management Trainee as advertised in theManchester Evening News on 27 March, 2013. At present I am completing an honours degree in Management and French at the University of Manchester.

I enclose my CV/application form which outlines my academic and work experience. As you can see, I have had comprehensive experience in the retail trade, including my recent industrial placement at XYZ Food Stores, and I believe that this has enabled me to develop many of the skills you require an employee to bring to this post.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skills and personal qualities meet the requirements stated in the advertisement.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.

Yours sincerely,

Sally Brown

Sally Brown