Cover letter rules

When writing your cover you should always try and follow these rules:

  • Target your cover letter to each position and employer
  • Between 200 and 400 words, no more than 1 page in length
  • Short sentences, 14 words per sentences
  • Be concise
  • Don't repeat the entire content of your CV
  • Never include information that is not in your CV 
  • Check for spelling and grammatical errors
  • Follow business letter protocol
    • Dear Sir/Madam...Yours faithfully
    • Dear Ms Smith...Yours sincerely