Don’ts

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Don’t: In­clude pic­tures of your­self, un­less one is ei­ther re­quested or if it is an im­por­tant fea­ture of your in­dus­try, such as modelling.

Don’t: List your hob­bies, un­less the hobby de­vel­ops a skill spe­cific to the job re­quire­ments.

Don’t: Use un­read­able fonts. Fancy fonts are a dis­trac­tion and do not en­hance your chances of be­ing se­lected for an in­ter­view. Stick with stan­dard fonts like Arial and Times New Ro­man.

Don’t: Use fancy de­sign el­e­ments, un­less you are a graphic de­signer.

Al­ways ad­dress your let­ter to a per­son, not an or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Limit your cover let­ter to 300 words.

Tell the em­ployer why he/she should hire you.

Ex­plain your qual­i­fi­ca­tions re­lated to the job de­scrip­tion.

Con­clude your let­ter by say­ing how and when you will get in touch.

Now that you have your CV and cover let­ter ready to go, get out there and show busi­nesses what you have to of­fer.

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