Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Recruiter Cover Letter (Example)

[Today’s Date]



[Contact Person’s Name]


Everton Solutions
17 Mulberry Way
BT12 7JD
07123 345 567

Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],

I was thrilled to see that [Company Name] is advertising a Recruiter position on With 6+ years of experience working with multiple UK organisations, I’m excited to bring my expertise in full-cycle recruiting to your team.

Your job description explains you need a professional with advanced skills in talent assessment and acquisition as well as knowledge of ATS, social media recruiting tools, and employment laws. In my previous role as a Recruiter for WeTalent, I successfully sourced 70+ candidates for various UK and international roles by leveraging job boards, LinkedIn, and other professional networks.

Additionally, I’m an expert at developing and updating policies, procedures, and standards to increase employee performance. As a Recruitment Consultant for Thompson & Parker, my focus on internal mobility strategies cut cost-per-applicant by over 40% for several major clients.

Given my results-driven work ethic and success in similar roles, I would be a great addition to your team. At your convenience, I would be delighted to meet for a job interview. You can reach me at, or 07123 456 789.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely,


[Your Name]


How to write an exceptional recruiter cover letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

If you have a knack for spotting talent, understanding organisational needs, and creating meaningful connections, then recruiting might just be for you.

And with almost 60% of UK businesses actively trying to recruit staff, the demand for professionals who can direct top talent toward the right vacancies is soaring.

But to convince the best employers of your ability to bridge talent and opportunity, you’ll need to do more than make a convincing CV. You’ll need to back up your achievements with a recruiter cover letter that shows how you’ll be a good culture fit and what your motivations for applying are.

Here are three tips to ensure that you get it right.

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1. Build rapport

One of your key responsibilities as a recruiter will be to approach suitable candidates and build trusting relationships that you can use to direct them toward your client vacancies.

A great way to show employers that you’re the right person to do this is to address their needs or values in your cover letter.

Specify why you’re applying for the position, whether you share a common value or are passionate about the areas that the hiring agency specialises in. Being specific about what attracts you to that particular employer shows you’ve done your homework and highlights your ability to build relationships.

Specific statement of interest

In particular, I’m inspired by Boundless Staffing’s commitment to providing accessible solutions for remote workers and employers. I can think of no better place to apply my experience in global talent acquisition than toward your agency’s admirable mission. Where someone lives shouldn’t limit their access to opportunity.

Generic cover letter motivation

I have always been passionate about recruitment and believe I would be an excellent addition to your team.

2. Show enthusiasm

HR managers like self-starters, but they can also see right through the usual job application tricks. Simply throwing around buzzwords like ‘motivated’ and ‘hard-working’ won’t be enough to convince them.

Instead, showcase your passion for recruitment by specifying why you’d be a good fit for the job. Clearly explaining why you believe yourself to be the best candidate demonstrates self-confidence and (if you’re thoughtful in your reasoning) shows that you have a thorough understanding of the hiring position:

I see that your team is looking to hire a recruitment consultant who can help them diversify their client base. In my previous role at OutReach, I grew our client portfolio by 30% in just one quarter, a testament to my social media and traditional networking skills.

3. Be concise

Once you’ve got started on your cover letter, it can be tempting to give every reason why you’d be an excellent addition to the recruitment team.

But remember how long a cover letter should be. The employer won’t want to read a long, multi-page self-introduction when they have ten other applications on their desk. As a recruiter, you understand the value of time.

So keep your cover letter to under 400 words, focusing on a few key job requirements or skill areas that exemplify your ability to do the job well.

An example taken from a recruiter cover letter in which the applicant highlights three skills using a bulleted list and hard numbers.
Use bullet points to highlight multiple skill areas without writing too much.

Seb Morgan
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Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Careers Coach and Digital Content Writer for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [] or via LinkedIn.