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12.00pm - 1.00pm


How to... prepare your cover letter based on a job description

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Learn tips and tools for writing a tailored cover letter.

This session will be hosted Online via Blackboard Collaborate.

Are you unsure what the employer really wants in a cover letter? Not sure what the difference is between an application form, CV, personal statement and cover letter? Do you want to gain some insights on how to write effectively and set yourself apart from other applicants?

Join the Careers & Employability team to learn how you can prepare a cover letter for a role based on a job description.

In this session, we will explore:

- what the functions of a job description and person specification are for job seekers,

- how to analyse cover letter drafts, find what cover letter techniques help and hinder hiring managers' shortlisting,

- how to interpret information presented by an employer in a job description,

- how different writing techniques support you to write succinctly and concisely.

This session is ideal for students and graduates who are applying for work opportunities. It also suits those beginning their job search who want to learn how to extract key information when reading job descriptions.

If there are any barriers to your participation in this event or you have access requirements you wish to discuss, please contact in advance, we'll be happy to talk with you.

If you are a graduate looking for additional support, including one-to-ones and access to graduate employability resources, please contact

Image Credit: Gracie Dahl, 2021 BA Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.