Writing a Cover Letter

Lara Gómez Rey
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How to write your application letter by Lara Gómez Rey

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Lara Gómez Rey
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    Writing a Cover Letter: introduction
    A cover letter or covering letter is a letter of introduction attached to, or accompanying another document such as a résumé or curriculum vitae. When applying for a job you attach your CV to a cover letter so the employee knows more about you.Today we are learning how to write a cover letter.Read the introduction (characteristics and format) and do the activities. Enjoy!
    Caption: : How to write a cover letter

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    It should be formal, well-written, and, above all, positive. It should not be a simple repetition of the information in your CV – it should complement the CV. In the Cover Letter, you should show directly how your skills and experience. You only have one page to do that, though, so use your space wisely.
    Cover letter: characteristics

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    Dear (If you know the person’s name, use it. Make sure you include a title (Mr. Mrs. Miss. or Ms) and their surnameRE: job/advertisement reference number (if necessary)Paragraph 1: clearly state which job you are applying forParagraph 2: briefly outline why you are a good applicant -what you can do for them. You could echo (but not repeat!) some of the phrases in the advertisement. 
    Cover letter: format
    Paragraph 3: Clarify or explain any problem areas (if applicable) or highlight relevant voluntary work. Briefly explain anything in your CV that needs clarification. Closing phrase: Sincerely (if you know the name of the person you are addressing), Yours faithfully (if you don't) Your signatureClick here to read an example

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    Cover letter exchange
    Once you've finished writing your letter, send it to your classmate. He/she is going to assess your writing according to the following assessment criteria (rubric) You'll grade your corresponding peer's cover letter.

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