How to Write a Cover Letter

Writing a Cover Letter for your job, graduate program, internship or varsity application can be a challenging task. Therefore, We, at MiCampusTutors, created a simple guide and a professional template to help you write a Cover Letter. 

What is a Cover Letter?

A cover letter, sometimes called a motivational letter, is a document writing about yourself; your past, your ambitions, your personality, and your interests.

Structure

  • A cover letter is a letter is should be written in letter format. 

  • Your cover letter should not be longer than one page.

  • Your cover letter should have 3 to 7 short paragraphs that are precise and about relevant information for the position you are applying for. 

Writing Tips

  • It's important to realise that people hire people. So, it is important to use simple language to get your message across and avoid repeating yourself.

  • Write about what makes you unique.

  • Make sure you explain why you are applying.

  • Give concrete examples of what you have done and why it is relevant.

  • Demonstrate how well you have researched the position and the place when explaining your motivation.

  • Show, don't tell. Avoid saying things like "I am a good leader". Rather say "I led a project/ team ... It was successful".

  • End on a note of enthusiasm and anticipation and a call to action; "I am looking forward to discussing the opportunity to join your organisation".

  • End with "Sincerely".

  • Always send your cover letter as a PDF document.

Disclaimer

This guide & template may not be what you think. If they do differ, let us know what you like.

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