A cover letter to a prospective employer must be concise and flawless where grammar and spelling are concerned. It should be a carefully structured and well-written letter because employers and personnel officers will judge a prospective employee on its quality.
Proofreading and editing will ensure that CVs and cover letters:
- Conform to the standard rules of English and are free of spelling and grammatical errors.
- Highlight a candidate’s talents and strengths, especially in relation to the position they are applying for.
- Show that a prospective employee is interested in the post on offer.
The first sentence of a cover letter is often the hardest to write. Candidates have to capture their prospective employers’ attention early in this letter. Once a candidate has shown an interest in the position on offer, it is important they mention that they have the necessary qualifications to do the job; however, it is unnecessary to list all the job placements they may have undertaken, but they should mention any special skills they have in relation to the position.
In the final part of a cover letter, candidates should restate their interest in the position on offer.