If you’re looking for some work experience, you can also use this guide to write a work experience cover letter.
It should outline who you are and explain why you are interested in the placement.
The aim of your covering letter is to persuade an employer to read your CV, (over the fifty others they received), and eventually invite you for an interview.
A company might be hiring placement students in a number of different departments.
Be specific, to make sure you are being considered for the right role.
Writing a placement cover letter can be tricky, but necessary if you want to find a placement with a top employer. It’s messy and the pips go everywhere, but if you’re making a BLT, you don’t have a choice.
So we’ve put together a simple six-step guide, with examples, to help you write a perfect work experience cover letter that'll get you noticed on your placement application.
Write something like this –I am writing in regards of the vacancy for the marketing placement with IBM, as advertised on Rate My Placement. Let the recruiter know where you found the vacancy for the placement.
Employers are always keen to know what channels students use to find jobs.
Lastly, cover letters are also a chance to demonstrate the communication skills necessary to most jobs. To ensure it will be effective, bring your cover letter to our drop-in hours or schedule an appointment with a counselor to have it reviewed.
Cover letters should be no longer than one page with a font size between 10-12 points.