How to nail your cover letter?
There is no one-size-fits-all cover letter template for every position you apply for in tech. However, our recruiters have put together a quick guide on how to write one. Take a look at our checklist on how to nail your next cover letter:
➔ Ideal length: 250–400 words (3–4 paragraphs).
➔ Introduce yourself and highlight 2-3 relevant skills. Use keywords from the job description.
➔ Use numbers, stats, action verbs to describe your experience and link it to the job description.
➔ Show how you’re a culture fit and prove you’ve done research on the company.
➔ End with a ‘call to action’ that invites the hiring manager to meet or follow up with you.
Cover letters will help you stand out by adding a personalised layer to your application and CV. Always bear in mind:
➔Use fewer words to say more.
➔Always tailor your cover letter to each job application.
➔Expand on your CV, but don’t repeat it.
➔ Filename: “yourname-coverletter.pdf”.
➔ Don’t overshare.
➔ Don’t make demands.
➔ Don’t brag or exaggerate your achievements.
➔ Avoid using too much jargon, abbreviations, clichéd or overused phrases.