2 Why a cover letter? A cover letter adds value to your application -> The cover letter is your first and sometimes your only opportunity to grab an employer’s attention-> it is an addition to your CV (not a copy) and includes information or facts relating to your desired job or industry-> the cover letter is a unique personalised document that has to be tailored for the job you’re applying for (no generic letter for all your applications)
3 => Read the job description carefully! Why a cover letter?-> it allows an employer to get an idea about your profile and the elements that match the job requirements and about your motivation-> for a candidate it is an opportunity to sell himself and his credentials=> Read the job description carefully!
4 The content of the cover letter ? Aimed functionInformation about your training / education and your professional experienceProfessional experience / Additional experienceSkills and qualitiesmotivation
5 How to structure your cover letter? Your addressContact person, name and address of the companyDateSubject of the letterLetterheadIntroductionArgumentsIncitation to actionConclude with Yours sincerely / Yours faithfullysignature
6 How to structure your cover letter? -> Introduction: present yourself briefly. Design your opening to get the employer to pay attention to what you can do.-> Next one or two paragraphs: outline tour qualifications, skills and experiences and match them to the requirements of the position. Also comment on your motivation.-> Final paragraph: indicate that you will be in contact to determine the next stepProofread your letter !