What to include in a cover letter

This module will explore why sending a covering letter/covering email with a CV is recommended and will provide top tips and examples of how to structure a covering letter.

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

  • Explore and understand why a covering letter/email is needed when applying for a job
  • Understand how to structure a covering letter/email and what information should be included
  • Understand what information to exclude to avoid unconscious bias, for example, any mentions of gender, race, religion etc.
  • Understand the common mistakes of writing a covering letter and how to avoid them.

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