Quick Search

Writing a Covering Letter

Always send a covering letter with your CV

A good covering letter will comprise of three paragraphs:

Paragraph 1:

Say where you found out about the job and give a brief self-introduction including a description of your career objectives.

Paragraph 2:

Highlight why you are the right person for the job by giving a short description of your education, relevant qualifications and skills (don't rewrite your whole CV).

Paragraph 3:

Finish off by indicating your salary requirements and your telephone number/ e-mail address.

  • Tailor each letter to the position you are applying for (generic letters will be identified immediately by the reader).
  • Thoroughly check your spelling and be particularly careful when spelling the name of the person you are sending your application to and their company name.
  • Say that you are willing to relocate if the job you have applied for is not easily accessible from where you live.
  • Never be derogatory about current or previous employers.
  • Keep copies of all the covering letters that you send.

Not only is this a good way of keeping a record of which jobs you have applied for, you can also refer to the covering letter you've written if you get called for an interview.

 For more tips on writing a covering letter: CV Cover Letter Writing Tips

Other useful posts to support your job search and assist with career advice:


Circle Square - M&A    Real Estate    Capital Markets    Private Equity & Venture Capital    Finance    Executive Search

Connect with us on Google+  & Linkedin

Finance or Accountancy Jobs    Real Estate Jobs    M&A Jobs    Private Equity Jobs    Capital Markets Jobs    Capital Markets Jobs



We use cookies to provide you with the best possible browsing experience on our website. You can find out more below.
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
ResolutionUsed to ensure the correct version of the site is displayed to your device.
SessionUsed to track your user session on our website.
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics is an analytics tool to measure website, app, digital and offline data to gain user insights.

More Details