Writing Killer Cover Letters

Writing cover letters can be tricky considering that it’s more of an art than a science. Nevertheless, there are still a few pointers that we can follow to allow us to put the best foot forward and make a good first impression. Here they are:

  • Use two or three sentences for each paragraph. 
  • Separate out the paragraphs and make them easy to read.
  • Ensure that the letter is specific to the company and the position. 

Also, make sure that you:

  1. Have an intro and describe where you saw the advertisement.
  2. Mention that you are excited/interested about the role and why.
  3. State how you are suitable for it (qualifications, experience, skills etc).
  4. Say why you think/know the company is somewhere you’d like to work.
  5. Mention anything special or unique that you can offer in this position.
  6. Thank them for reading and say that you’re looking forward to speaking to them about it further. 

Finally, here is an example of a cover letter. I'll leave it up to you to fill in the details that are relevant to you and the position that you're applying for.

Hi, 

I would like to apply for the position of NAME OF POSITION for NAME OF COMPANY.

I recently came across these positions advertised on WEBSITE and thought that I would be a very suitable candidate for this role. Currently, I work .... 

I feel like I would be an excellent candidate for this position because of…

When researching your company, I noticed/liked/agreed with ...

Furthermore, my knowledge of SOMETHING SPECIAL would allow me to bring something extra to this position.

Finally, I think that a combination of the my experience, skills, work ethic and interest in this position makes me a very strong candidate for this role. 

Thank you for taking the time to review my application and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further.

Regards, 


I hope you found this post useful and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Ronan.