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Create your Europass Cover Letter
Europass helps you to develop a structured, consistent and professional cover letter guiding you through each step. You can create new cover letters or edit existing ones using the Europass tool to create and edit cover letters.
How does Europass help?
Europass will guide you step by step through the process to help you create a good cover letter with all the essential information. You can create, store and share cover letters in 30 languages, choose from different templates to customise your application and share them easily from your Europass Library.
How to write a good cover letter
A cover letter should highlight your motivation to apply for a specific job or opportunity, and demonstrate why you consider yourself to be the best candidate. Your cover letter should refer to particular examples in your CV and describe why these are relevant for the job vacancy you are applying for.
Read the vacancy notice carefully and highlight the skills that relate to the requirements of the position in your cover letter.
Use the keywords when you list your soft skills as mentioned on the vacancy notice (punctual, organised, team-player and so on).
Have short and clear paragraphs that show different aspects clearly.
Take time to research the employer to gain valuable insights into the culture of their organisation and make references in your cover letter to one or two key points.
You cover letter should not be longer than one page.
- First paragraph - why you are motivated to apply for the position,
- Second paragraph - how you are the most suitable candidate for the position, and
- Third Paragraph - why the company is a good match for you.
Use a formal, polite tone and make sure there are no spelling mistakes.
Use simple non-decorative font styles, normal font-sizes (11-12) and optimal spacing (1 or 1.5).