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Writing a Covering Letter

If you are asked to submit a CV as a job application, there is a fair chance you will also be asked to include a covering letter, or supporting statement. This can either be the actual text of the email, or as a separate word document. This is vitally important aspect of a job application – it’s your chance to really ‘sell’ yourself to an employer, and demonstrate why you are the right person for the job. If you are submitting a speculative application to someone, this is also an important way to explain why you think they should consider hiring you.

You can download a factsheet with some useful pointers for writing a covering letter, including an example.