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Resume Cover Letter

Resume Cover Letter
A Resume Cover Letter is an opportunity to make your CV stand out when applying for a job. These letters  give you a chance to 'stand out in the crowd' and to convince a prospective employer that it would be worth their time to read your resume and to interview you. A Resume Cover Letter needs to reflect your personality and provide a brief outline of your skills skills and experience. Keep it short, make it different to your CV, make it memorable and explain why and why you would be an asset to the company.

Resume Cover Letter
A Resume Cover Letter is important, it's your chance to make your resume stand out and help you get your 'foot through the door'. Use the correct format etiquette and wording, as you will not know the recipient personally the format and structure of a Resume Cover Letter is written in a formal style.

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Sample Resume Cover Letter Format
The sample format, wording and writing etiquette is all you need to enable you to write a professional Resume Cover Letter using a standard format and the correct wording etiquette for these types of letters. It's your opportunity to get your resume noticed and to get your dream job!

Resume Cover Letter Content
The sample format provides a good example of how to write a Resume Cover Letter that includes the proper way to start and close these types of letters and the proper salutation - a salutation is an official word for a polite expression of greeting. It should include information about why the company interests you, why you would like to work for the business and that you would be a valuable asset to the business who could make a positive contribution to the company. 


How to write a Resume Cover Letter - Format & Template
The following example provides the format and template with suggested wording designed to show you how to write a Resume Cover Letter.


How to write a Resume Cover Letter - Format & Template

Resume Cover Letter FormatSample Wording and Etiquette

Address Details
Contact Numbers
Email address


*Dear xxxx,

                  Re: _________ Vacancy

First Paragraph

Second and Subsequent Paragraphs

Closing Paragraph


Yours faithfully,

Melissa Brown

Curriculum Vitae


* If the name is unknown then address to 'To whom it may concern' or 'Dear Sir or Madam'

First Sample Paragraph
I am an enthusiastic ____________ and wish to enquire about your openings for the position of ______ in
name of business. My interest in your company has been stimulated by its innovative reputation. Your advertisement in the 19th September edition of the Daily Times has inspired me to write this letter.

Main Body Sample Paragraph
I am
passionate about working in the _______ business and would love the opportunity to explain my enthusiasm face to face. I believe that I have the necessary credentials for this role and enclose the following relevant documentation to support my application:

Curriculum Vitae
Reference from current employer

Closing Sample Paragraph
It would be so exciting to pursue my ambitions with your company and
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my suitability for this position in person. Please call me on ___________  or email me at ______.  Thank you for your kind consideration.

Enclose relevant / supporting documentation

Sample Format & LayoutSample Wording Etiquette

How to write a Resume Cover Letter - Watch the Video!
We have provided a short video on how to write a Resume Cover Letter containing a simple step-by-step guide to writing letters using a professional format, etiquette and wording.


How to write a Resume Cover Letter Video


How to write a Resume Cover Letter

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Resume Cover Letter? Not sure where to start? Our Samples and Examples Help! Writing resume cover letters can sometimes be difficult or tricky. Our video sample provides a good example of how to write a Resume Cover Letter and is designed to provide some inspiration to approaching this task. Save yourself some time and look at the video example with the correct format and layout to use when writing a Resume Cover Letter.

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Resume Cover Letter

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