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Covering Letters

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
can someone please give me a rough overview of a covering letter? i had one on my mums computer but cuz its an apple mac it wont read on this one so i need to start from scratch

cheers xx

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well this is the one that I put with my CV in the summer and it got me the job I have now! (for an insurance broker)

    "Dear Sir,

    Please accept this letter as my application for the position of Clerical Assistant, as advertised by your company in the <local paper> on Thursday, July 3, 2003.

    I have enclosed my CV for your consideration. In particular, I would draw your attention to the following skills which I believe to be of relevance :-
     Experience of a range of office duties
     Good information technology and keyboard skills
     Excellent communication and customer care skills
     Ability to work on own initiative and equally well as part of a team
     Excellent organisational and time management skills.

    I am available for interview at any time, and enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope for your convenience.


    Yours faithfully,

    <my name>"

    This letter is different to ones I sent in the past - the typical "way you're taught at school" which obviously weren't working, as I never got an interview... I learnt to write letters in this format on a "Receptionist & Telephonist Skills" course :) Let me know if you need any more help :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thank you very much :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Better late than never...

    covering letters, TheSite factsheet
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well ive still not got my lasy ass into gear to doing it so thank you susie too!! xxx
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