4. The Covering Letter

This gives the recipient an idea of the type of person you are through the way you write.

The latest research indicates that conciseness is the key with the covering letter which needs to be both brief and typed. The letter should be neat, well presented and should clearly state the position you are seeking. This is your opportunity to sell yourself, so make sure that you emphasise your work experience and relate this to the position being sought.

The key points to cover are:

  • Be positive, persuasive and give evidence of your success.
  • You must capture their attention.
  • Make sure that you mention your availability for interviews and most importantly your contact telephone numbers.

The next step in the process is when you are invited in for an interview.