Your cover letter should have a clear structure with an introduction that leads into a summary of your relevant skills and experiences.
This should be followed by a closing statement that reiterates your interest in the job, thanks the employer for their time, and includes a ‘soft pitch’.
For example, you might write something like: “I look forward to speaking with you further about how I can make a positive contribution to your team”.
Throughout the letter, your tone should be polite and professional.
Through my extracurricular and employment experiences, I have developed the necessary skillsto succeed at Law Firm. This unique endeavour helped me to understand the legalrisks from a business owner’s perspective, and enhanced my relationship-building skills. Additionally, as a Sales Representative at Company, I helped to create team sales strategies and learned how to manage client expectations.
Most importantly, I am a team player who is eager to learn and gain exposure to all aspects of thepractice of law at Major Law Firm.
A CV should concisely outline your relevant educational history, work experience, professional accomplishments and qualifications.
It may also include details of referees (if requested).
This doesn’t mean, however, that you should tie yourself in knots trying to sound overly formal.
Simply avoid colloquial language wherever possible and focus on providing evidence of why you should be hired (as opposed to simply claiming to be ‘excellent’ or ‘talented’).