- 07123 456 789
- Kings Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1AA
Contact Person’s Name
47 High Street
Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],
The first paragraph should be a self-introduction. Write who you are, where your expertise lies, where you found the job advert, and why you’re applying for the job.
The second paragraph should respond directly to the job advert. Describe how your previous work experience, skills, and qualifications mean you meet the company’s needs. To make that easier, include words and phrases from the job advert in your cover letter.
- You can include a bulleted list of your accomplishments
- Make sure you quantify (add numbers to) these bullet points
- A cover letter with numbers is 100% better than one without
To go the extra mile, research the company and find out their activities and goals given the current state of their industry. Explain how you can fit into that plan and help the company achieve its objectives.
The final paragraph is the “call to action” part of your cover letter. Tell the employer that you’d love to have an interview. Repeat your email address and phone number. Then, thank them for taking the time to read your cover letter.