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Cover Letters

Cover letters are an essential part of a job application, providing you with the opportunity to demonstrate to a prospective employer your suitability for a position.

A cover letter formally introduces yourself and your resume, states the reasons for your application, and highlights how your skills, experience and knowledge make you a suitable applicant for the role. It is an ideal
opportunity to make a good first impression on a prospective employer by demonstrating that you have researched the organisation and matched your experience carefully to the position.

Like your resume, it is worthwhile investing time and effort in your cover letter so that it is tailored to address the specific needs of the position you are applying for. View our Resume and Cover Letter Workshop for information on how to create a resume and cover letter that will highlight your skills and experience to your best advantage (presented June 2017). Our Cover Letter Workbook is designed to help you make the right first impression with an employer.

Once you have reviewed the relevant resources and updated your cover letter, you can submit it through your career development dashboard on UniHub for an online review, or call in to Careers, Employment & Leadership for a 10 minute, face to face review with our Careers Officer.



What you can do now...

Complete the 'Cover Letters' module online through Curtin Challenge, or book in to a Professional Development Workshop to complete the module in person.

Browse the Cover Letters resources available through UniHub and submit your cover letter online for review.

Our Careers & Employment Roadmap
 and GO ebook can provide tips on writing your cover letter.

These resources are exclusive to Curtin students, log in with your OASIS details.