How to write a covering letter

In the world after school, you will increasingly need to write applications for places to study and for jobs.
Normally an application will consist of a CV and a covering letter.
Knowing how to write these is crucial to success.

There are plenty of webpages offering advice on how to do this.
These few should get you started.

On the sites you will find further useful links offering sample letters and more suggestion:

Remember that the websites above are aimed at graduates looking for a job after university.
But the general principles apply to you now. Moreover, you may gain some insight into how you might like to arrange the next few years so that when you are applying for a job you will have a CV to be proud of.

See also the related topic:
How to write a personal statement


Your letter will be sent with your CV.

Success with your application means an interview.

But to achieve success, work is essential: a practice application.

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© Richard Martin

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