Writing a cover letter for your CV

What Should a Great Cover Letter Say?


A good cover letter for your C.V. is made of the following four parts:

  1. Salutation: A professional greeting that addresses the hiring manager by name.
  2. Introduction: An attention-grabbing opening paragraph that introduces yourself and your intention to apply for the open role.
  3. Body paragraph(s): One or two paragraphs describing your relevant professional experience, achievements, skills, and education.
  4. Closing paragraph: A cover letter ending that contains a call to action, asking the hiring manager to invite you in for an interview.