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					Cover Letter Worksheet
Learn how to write Cover Letters that increase
your chance of being short-listed


Learn how to write Cover Letters that increase your chance of being short-listed

Your Address, Phone number and Email
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Date
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Contact person’s Name, Job Title, Company and Address
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Dear Title Surname___________,


Paragraph One:

Outline why you are writing this letter and what your objective is in contacting this person?
 Mention how you received information regarding the position or the organisation.
State your current educational status and how this has prepared you for this career opportunity.

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Paragraph Two:

Why do you want to work for this employer in this job? Demonstrate your interest in the organisation and the job.
 Demonstrate your research in the organisation by discussing your relevant skills and attributes.
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Paragraph Three and Four:

Why should the employer hire you? Address the criteria that the employer has specifically requested here.
 Mention how your practical or past work experiences has allowed you to develop certain skills and attributes
(use specific examples). Illustrate how your skills and attributes would allow you to contribute to the organisation.
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Paragraph Five:

Thank the employer and confirm that you have included your resume and any other documents requested.
Finish on a positive note, thanking the employer for their time, and expressing interest in attending an interview.
For unsolicited cover letters, you may state that you will follow up with the employer within two weeks.

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General enquiries
T: +613 9905 4170
E: info@careers.monash.edu.au                                         Disclaimer: This information was current at the time of writing.
                                                                                                 Please use this as a guideline only
W: careers.monash.edu.au                                  Adapted by Monash University Employment and Career Development 2010

				
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