So, you’ve found your dream job and you’re ready to hit ‘send’ on the application.
This is where you need to stop, take a deep breath and put a little thought and effort into what you’re about to write, because a cover letter is arguably the most important part of the job application process.
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Not only is it the very first impression your potential new employer will get of you, but it’s a chance for you to share just how great you are in more than just a few bullet points.
Here are our five tips for writing the perfect cover letter.
1. Address your cover letter to a specific person.
Addressing your cover letter with a generic "Dear Sir/Madam" is a surefire way to give your application a one-way ticket to the bin.
That's why it's important to research who will be reading your cover letter - is it the company's HR department? Your future manager? The CEO?