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.