Cover letters

Cover letter booklet

You must always include a cover letter with a CV for a professional job application. This guide tells you how to do this effectively.

CV and cover letter resources

Take a look at resources and advice on CVs and cover letters

Get feedback on your cover letter

Once you've read the booklet and drafted your cover letter, why not get feedback by sending a query or booking an appointment?

How to…create a CV and cover letter

How can you catch an employer’s attention with your CV and cover letter? Learn the tools to make your application stand out from the crowd.

Our top cover letter tips

Always research the organisation and carefully tailor what you write to them and the job role. Make it clear what you have to offer; how your qualifications, skills and experience are relevant. Explaining why you want to work for them is vital, so be specific and persuasive. There are lots of other simple but powerful tricks which are explained in our cover letter booklet, so download it for free!

Useful links

Prospects - A leading website resource to explore resources to help with your cover letter

targetjobs - Explore a variety of resources to help you develop your cover letter

Gradcracker - How to put together the perfect CV and cover letter