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Creating the Perfect Covering Letter

People tend to spend hours perfecting their CVs but pay their covering letter surprisingly little attention.

This is a big mistake.

If you want a busy recruiter to read your CV, you need to showcase your suitability for the role in question with a personalised covering letter that masterfully summarises your career, experience and personal qualities in no more than 4 or 5 paragraphs. 363 more words

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I recently came across your advertisement on RetailChoice.com for the position of ‘Assistant visual merchandiser for Laura Ashley, Ireland.’ Your given criteria makes me feel I would be an excellent candidate for the role and I have published this application – along with my resume and educational details – for your review. 204 more words

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Writing a Covering Letter

When writing a covering letter the key is to keep it short and to the point – absolutely no more than one sheet of A4.  As a leading recruitment agency we see literally hundreds of CVs and covering letters every day, and the long rambling ones are generally ignored – not just by agencies but by internal HR Managers as well,  simply because they will take too long to read.    380 more words


Interview with Penguin Ireland's Claire Hennessy

Thank you to everyone who suggested questions for Claire Hennessy, children’s author, writing teacher and Penguin Ireland children’s editor.  And thank you Claire for sparing the time to talk to us in between your many commitments!  1,342 more words


Help on Job Applications: CVs and Covering Letters

I have had to fill my fair few of application forms over the last 2 weeks- a very time-consuming task! So, again, similar to my Assignment Post, I have some tips (perhaps not 10!) about how these should look and have involved. 594 more words


20 Most Powerful Words to Use in your CV

So, you’ve written a great CV or Covering Letter but something is missing?

Add some of these powerful words to your document to add that extra ‘ 33 more words