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What do I need to do to write a cover letter? Which is a covering note? In order to be eligible for almost any job post, you will need to write a covering note. It will introduce you, explain your reasons for wanting to write, highlight some of your experience or abilities and ask you for a personal interview with your prospective employers.

Because this is your first impression, you should be very careful to write an impressing and efficient one. Keep in mind that the cover does not only tell about your performance, but also shows how efficiently you can comunicate. Contents, formats and sounds of the cover note differ depending on the job title and the candidate's personalities.

You will want to ask several persons (if possible) with job placement or recruitment expertise in your area to criticise a proposal for your cover note and make proposals for review. In spite of the difference in the way a good cover note looks, the proposals on these pages generally work.

Attempt to restrict your message to a page. Try to coordinate them in the cover note so that they address the employer's self-interest. Please adapt your cover note as much as possible to the respective vacancies. Writing in a ripe but clear language; avoiding long and complicated phrases and paraphrases; avoiding clich├ęs.

You can find further information under Business Letters Format. In the following you will find a way to sort the contents of your covering note. Create a point of communication (advertisement at a certain place for a certain place; proposal of a certain someone you are writing): give a short introduction of who you are (a UW engineer recently graduated in history).

Please mark some of the most important points from your cv. Specify which complementary materials will be sent under a seperate envelope and ask to supply further information (a folder, a written specimen, a specimen book, a file, a audition volume ) and how it is available. Please thank the readers for their considerateness and state that you look forward to hear from them.

How can I best communicate the advantages I can provide to my audiences? I would like to know how I can keep up and increase the reader's interest and wish throughout the entire process of the mail. When a CV is attached to the cover letter, what is the best way to promote it?

Which final phrase or passage will best convince the readers of my abilities and convince them to get in touch with me for further information? This is my best job performance? Did I spend enough to write, revise and correct the note? Enter each character separately or use a text editor.

Every character should be correctly grammatical, correctly punctured and spelt out. If you would like more information about covering notes, please consult the Career Advising and Planning Services and take a look at our Workhp on Writing Resumes and Cover Liters (NB: this course is not available in summer).

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