Cover Letter Dos


When writing your resume, the importance of the cover letter should never be overlooked - the first impressions will be made from how you design your cover letter and the wording you choose. It can be difficult to make a good start as there seems so many things for you to consider. The purpose of this article is to show you the things you should do - the 'dos' and the things you definitely shouldn't do - the 'don'ts'. Let us take a look in more detail ant some of those dos and don'ts of writing a cover letter.



  • Do Refer To The Job Position. Always refer back to the job advertisement when writing your cover letter. All of the qualities and/or skills that a company is looking for should be stated so that you can take advantage of them. For example, if they have made it clear that they are looking for candidates with experience in I.T., then you need to make that skill a priority when writing your cover letter.


  • Do Make It Personal. By this, we mean addressing the person who you believe will be reviewing the resumes. If no name was given in the advertisement then you could get ahead by researching their website and finding out a list of heads of departments. In this case, you need to be looking at someone from the personnel department and addressing the cover letter to them.


  • Do Proofread. Once you have completed your first draft, you need to proofread it to make sure there are no grammar or spelling errors - do this once or twice to make sure it reads through smoothly and that all company names are written how they should be. Finish it off with your signature and you have a professional looking cover letter.

    Gail Esparan