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Cover letter

If the CV focuses on the past, the Cover letter should focus on the future. It’s tempting to write about what you have done and highlight the best parts from the CV, but save that for the personal profile (in the CV).

Cover letter samples


  • Read the description and address the job's needs with clearly written, powerful phrases
  • Customizing the cover letter is the easiest way for you to demonstrate that you have clearly read and understood the job opening
  • Research the employer, the department, project or position
  • Try to find out how to distinguish your application from others
  • Avoid clichés and have a positive and professional tone


The structure

The cover letter should not exceed more than one page. Divide it into different text parts:

  • Dear Sirs/Sir or Dear Mr/Mrs + name of the manager.
  • Introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in the position
  • Why should they hire you? How does your competences and experience match the requirements? (Refer to relevant skills, experience and knowledge, achievements and personal qualities)
  • Conclusion: state your interest in the organization/unit/job and how you could contribute.
  • Good endings:  "I am looking forward to hearing from you”  “Thank you for any time and effort you take in reviewing my application."
  • Yours sincerely/Sincerely yours + full name


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