A well-written cover letter may be provided with your application and/or CV. Its purpose is to introduce you, highlight one to three key achievements or skills related to the job description, and explain why you are interested in the position/unit/organization.
Before writing a cover letter
Know the Employer Study the organization/unit to see how your experience, skills and abilities match its needs. In your cover letter, show why you are a good candidate. If possible address the letter to the designated person listed in the job posting; Otherwise, use "Dear Selection Committee Member" or "Dear Recruitment Team". read job description Carefully review job responsibilities and qualifications. Write a cover letter that meets these requirements. Sometimes job listings can be vague. In these cases, use your experience in similar positions to estimate what skills and abilities may be needed, or search for similar positions online. Analyze your knowledge, skills and experience Reflect on your past in terms of position, responsibilities and qualifications. Ask yourself, "What have I done that resembles this situation?" Think about courses taken, class projects, work experiences, summer jobs, internships, volunteer experiences, extra-curricular activities and travel. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy: Don't say what the business can do for you, say what you can do for the business.
Good cover letter
Open with a compelling paragraph that talks about your skills and experience, grabs the reader's attention, and indicates the job you are applying for. Match your experience and qualifications with the qualification desired by the employer. Contains specific information about why you want to work for the employer. Demonstrates clear and concise writing skills without grammatical or spelling errors. Demonstrate your knowledge of the position and organization.