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    Hi,

    I have recently received my IB exams and I ended up doing miles better than I expected. Now, I am taking a gap year and I am currently searching for placements or school leaver apprenticeships.

    I have found a job as an analyst/ researcher for an anti crime/ fraud firm. This is the first 'serious' job that I have applied for and therefore do not know what to write on the cover letter or what they are expecting.

    If someone could help me out and give some tips that would be amazing !

    Thank you
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    Hi,

    I have recently received my IB exams and I ended up doing miles better than I expected. Now, I am taking a gap year and I am currently searching for placements or school leaver apprenticeships.

    I have found a job as an analyst/ researcher for an anti crime/ fraud firm. This is the first 'serious' job that I have applied for and therefore do not know what to write on the cover letter or what they are expecting.

    If someone could help me out and give some tips that would be amazing !

    Thank you
    Same format, margins, font etc as your CV - they are twin documents.

    A clear opening statement - This is an application for [job title] in [department if relevant] as advertised [wherever you found the job advertised].

    Then 2-3 sentences about why you would like to do this sort of work.

    Then 2-3 sentences about why you'd like to work at this organisation.

    Then a longer paragraph 6-9 sentences that highlight your 3 most relevant skills, ie why you'd be good in the role.

    Then close confirming anything they say is mandatory (may be nothing)


    Get the tone right - not cocky but not obsequious. Get the sincerely/faithfully right.
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    Same format, margins, font etc as your CV - they are twin documents.

    A clear opening statement - This is an application for [job title] in [department if relevant] as advertised [wherever you found the job advertised].

    Then 2-3 sentences about why you would like to do this sort of work.

    Then 2-3 sentences about why you'd like to work at this organisation.

    Then a longer paragraph 6-9 sentences that highlight your 3 most relevant skills, ie why you'd be good in the role.

    Then close confirming anything they say is mandatory (may be nothing)


    Get the tone right - not cocky but not obsequious. Get the sincerely/faithfully right.
    Thank you so much !
 
 
 
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