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Covering letters are a vital part of your job application

In most situations covering letters are a must, they show your potential employer that you really do want the job and it helps set out a good first impression. Below are general hints and tips on how to write your covering letter.
- It should be customised for each and every job you apply for.
- Covering letters are short and usually recommended no more than one page.
- Avoid using fancy fonts, stick to professional fonts including Arial and Calibri.
- Use bullet points and few highlighted words and phrases – writing the usual covering letter with lots of paragraphs and wordy explanation is dull, and some employers will find it uninteresting.
- Always include the job title or ID as it appears in the job description in your covering letter.
- End the letter with your full name and contact information on a positive note and that you look forward to hearing from them..

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