Address it to someone of importance in the organisation or as specified in a vacancy advertisement
HINT: if you dont know the correct name, why not ring the organisation and actually ask who the General Manager, Owner/Operator or Chief Executive is.
Be specific about why you are writing tailor it to the vacancy advertisement
HINT: dont woffle be concise!
Spell out your skills and how they can benefit the organisation.
HINT: research the activities of the organisation to ensure your skills are of need
Be brief and focused, but cover the important highlights and how your skills fit the job
HINT: keep it to one page, paragraphs short and concise sentences
Summarise the main points from your CV
HINT: use a thesaurus dont simply repeat what is written in your CV
Proof read it carefully.
HINT: get two other people to check spelling, grammar and style of writing
Aim to gain an edge over other applicants by showing your enthusiasm and interest
HINT: differentiate yourself by using positive wording, e.g. extremely, eagerness etc
Include contact details and information about your availability
HINT: dont forget to sign it!
And finally attach a copy of your CV and put it in an envelope, unfolded
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Also have a look at the How to Use Your CV section
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