• 22 August 2013
  • 2 min read

A good covering letter speaks volumes of you as a candidate

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder - Nurses.co.uk, Socialcare.co.uk, Healthjobs.co.uk, Healthcarejobs.ie

Whenever you apply for a job through Healthjobs.co.uk, you get the chance to write a cover letter each time you make an application. The cover letter box only appears when you click the ‘apply now’ button underneath a job, so you don’t have to worry about composing a cover letter that suits all your potential applications.

A well written, concise and tailored cover letter is a joy to receive for any employer. It’s one of the first things they see when they open the email that contains your CV and application details.

You can make a great covering letter that puts all your best qualities first by following these simple tips:

1. Keep the covering letter to a maximum of 3 short paragraphs, each with it’s own focus.

The opening paragraph should introduce you and your experience, the second should give details of how your skills relate to the requirements of the job and the third should state your capacity to fulfill any special requirements given in the job description such as a driving licence, ability to relocate, flexibility with shifts etc.

2. Be concise, but don’t be afraid to highlight all your best, most relevant skills.

3. Use the job description / person specification when constructing your covering letter, it will help you to pinpoint the skills you have that are required for the job.

About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder - Nurses.co.uk, Socialcare.co.uk, Healthjobs.co.uk, Healthcarejobs.ie

I studied English before moving into publishing in the mid 90s. I co-founded this and our other three sites in 2008. I wanted to provide a platform that gives a voice to those working in health and social care. I'm fascinated, generally, by the career choices we all make. But I'm especially interested in the stories told by those who choose to spend their life supporting others. They are mostly positive and life-affirming stories, despite the considerable challenges and burdens faced.

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  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder - Nurses.co.uk, Socialcare.co.uk, Healthjobs.co.uk, Healthcarejobs.ie

About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder - Nurses.co.uk, Socialcare.co.uk, Healthjobs.co.uk, Healthcarejobs.ie

I studied English before moving into publishing in the mid 90s. I co-founded this and our other three sites in 2008. I wanted to provide a platform that gives a voice to those working in health and social care. I'm fascinated, generally, by the career choices we all make. But I'm especially interested in the stories told by those who choose to spend their life supporting others. They are mostly positive and life-affirming stories, despite the considerable challenges and burdens faced.

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