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A good covering letter will make the employer sit up and take notice so make sure it's not an afterthought.
Follow these guides to writing a great covering letter:
General points: the purpose of a covering letter
The start: grab the employer's attention
The middle: you're the best person for the job
Signing off: round off your covering letter
Need more help?
Try these tips and guides from across the web:
Sample cover letter
Sample email cover letter
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The worst cover letter in the world
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You'll find lots of advice on the the National Careers Service website, including:
Advice on personal statements
Application form FAQs
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