Guest Blog: What to Remember When Writing a Cover Letter

So, you’ve found an opening for a job that you just know you’re right for. You’ve spent time putting together the perfect CV and now you’re ready to apply, right? Wrong. Usually, as part of the application process, you will also be expected to provide a well-written cover letter. The purpose of a cover letter … More Guest Blog: What to Remember When Writing a Cover Letter

The Basics: Cover letters

What is a cover letter? A cover letter (sometimes called a covering letter or supporting statement) allows you to personalise your job application and explain your CV, explaining your motivation for the job, your enthusiasm for the particular role and, most importantly your understanding of the organisation that you are applying to. You should always send a cover … More The Basics: Cover letters

Effective cover letters: convincing an employer that you’re right for the job

A cover letter is your opportunity to explain to an employer why you are applying to them, and how your skills, knowledge and experiences fit the role and organisation. You should communicate effectively to the reader: why you want to work in their organisation why you want to work in that particular role why your … More Effective cover letters: convincing an employer that you’re right for the job

Application advice – Covering Letters for Science Students

As an Application Adviser who works primarily with the School of Engineering and Materials Science at QMUL, I meet a lot of students who are writing covering letters for jobs and internships. The problems these students encounter are by no means specific to SEMS, nor even to science subjects in general, but there are some … More Application advice – Covering Letters for Science Students

About to write a Covering Letter? Read this first!

How do you make your skills stand out in a covering letter (CL)? (N.B. These tips also apply to ‘statements’ which are often required in online applications.) Since a CL is only one page long, you can’t use it to detail all of your experience. Furthermore, that’s not what employers are looking for. While your … More About to write a Covering Letter? Read this first!