A cover letter is your first impression to a potential employer and should be compelling, succinct and professional. It’s an opportunity to quickly tell the employer which role you’re applying for and why you’re interested in it. Therefore, it’s best if they are individually tailored for each job.
Need help writing your cover letter?
Try our free cover letter template. And if you’re still not sure how to begin, here are three articles to get you started:
- 4 things your cover letter must include this year
- 5 things employers wish they could say about your cover letter
- Cover letter openers that land the interview
Can I save my cover letter?
Unlike a resume, you can’t save your cover letter to your account. However, you can attach or write one while you’re applying for a job.
After you have filled in your contact details, you can choose either to write a cover letter in the free text section by selecting Write cover letter, or attach a file by selecting Upload a cover letter and then browse for the file you wish to attach.
If you choose to write a cover letter with an application, this cover letter is saved by the system and will pre-fill to make it easier for your next application. You can change this by selecting Upload a cover letter.
Trouble uploading your cover letter?
If you’re unable to upload your cover letter, it may be because your cover letter is in the wrong format or it may be too large. Cover letters need to be less than 2MB, and in any of the following formats - Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Adobe PDF (.pdf) or text file (.txt or .rtf).