Cover Letter For a CV

If you are looking to write a covering letter to go with your CV then you need to look at your past experiences and what skills you have and what you are looking to do and if you have found a specific role to apply for then you need to match your skills and experiences with that of what the company is looking for.

Before setting out to write a covering letter you need to have all the company information, your CV to hand to refer to and incorporate some of the information in your letter. Use this letter as a selling tool for yourself as this is the first impression that they have.

Writing a cover letter is an important stage of your job application process so do your best and win that interview. Check your spellings before sending anything to a potential employer to make sure that your writing is free of mistakes. Another point for applicants to do is to write a unique letter so don’t copy someone else’s letter. Using a free template that you found on the internet is not a good idea either. Each one of the jobs has different conditions and different people to communicate with so prepare another letter every time you apply for a job.

This example is to use with your CV. Once you are done with writing you can attach or paste it onto your CV.

If you are looking at an example cover letter, please see the below which you can use as a guide:

CV Cover Letter Example

cover letter for a CV

Dear Sir/Madam,

Application for the role of (name of position)

I would like to apply for the role of (name of position) which I have seen advertised in (which publication and when).

(This first paragraph needs to explain why you are (a) applying for the role or (b) why you are sending your CV on a speculative basis. You also need to explain why you think your skills match the role or industry drawing similarities from your previous experiences). EG: I am very interested in your role of Merchandiser as I come from a retail background and have enjoyed my time working in fashion retail. I am now looking to move to a Head Office based role such as the one you have advertised and feel that I have gained a lot of merchandising experience from a store perspective and I am happy to do whatever learning or training I need to learn the role thoroughly.

I am a very organised worker who likes to pay attention to detail in everything I do. I am passionate about fashion retail and enjoy making mood boards in my own time and looking at different fashion products.

Should you have any questions about my skills and experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.

Yours sincerely


Let us know if you need more help writing your covering letter for job applications. Good luck.

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