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The perfect cover letter

 

The cover letter follows your CV when you respond to a job ad.

It highlights the strengths of the candidate, the skills, the attitudes and qualities in order to stimulate the reading of the curriculum vitae. The letter, like the CV, is your business card, the first image that a recruiter receives from you.

There is no standard pattern to write a letter of introduction; on the contrary, the letter must be written with the intention of responding to a specific job ad, so customize it every time to add value to your application.

Here are some suggestions and guidelines that might be helpful to write a letter of introduction; it should:

  • Communicate to the recruiter something about you
  • Highlight the experience you have in line with the job ad
  • Explain why you are a capable and interesting candidate
  • Describe the type of contribution and benefit you can offer to the company
  • Be concise and clear
  • Write in a simple and fluent way avoiding formal and administrative language
  • Indicate how you knew about the job
  • Be no longer than 10-12 lines
  • Conclude in a sentence asking for an appointment and  end with a pleasant greeting.