Covering letter

Covering letter

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A covering letter is a unique opportunity to 'sell yourself'. Use it to tell us how your skills and abilities match the role for which you are applying. Research shows that employers favour job applications that are accompanied by a covering letter. 

Tips for writing a covering letter

  • Find out who the recruiting manager is if possible and address the letter to them personally
  • Be concise and keep to the point
  • Your covering letter should not be longer than two sides of A4 paper
  • Open with a brief outline explaining why you are writing to us
  • Describe how your skills, experience and achievements relate to essential requirements of the job and demonstrate how you can add value to the organisation
  • Add a positive concluding paragraph
  • Sign the letter with 'Yours sincerely' or 'Yours faithfully' whichever is appropriate for the salutation
  • Don’t forget to proof read - excellent grammer and punctuation makes a good impression

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