Writing a winning cover letter

08 November 2016 Megan Swan

18 Min

A cover letter is the introduction to your application, it is a document that will be closely reviewed not only to see if you possess the relevant experience for the role you have applied for but to also see what your written communication skills, grammar and punctuation are all like. It is crucial to get this document right but also to have relevant content and to get to the point. Do keep in mind that your cover letter should be tailored to each role and you should closely consider the content of the job ad when writing your letter so you make reference to relevant experience and skills the advertiser is looking for. Resolver Recruitment has stepped out a winning format for writing a cover letter to help you with your next job application.



Dear Mr Smith or To Whom It May Concern

Reason for the letter:

I am writing to express my interest in the Sales Agent position advertised on…….

Introduce who you are:

I am currently working as a Receptionist for XYZ Real Estate where I have been for the past 4 years.

Discuss your professional and educational background:

As you can see from my attached CV I have been working in the industry since 2001 and I have gained experience doing…….

Why you:

I feel I would be suited to the advertised position because OR I consider myself a suitable applicant for the advertised role based on the following……


Thank you for taking the time to review my application, should you have any further questions I can be reached on 9966 6666

Sign off:

Kind regards OR I look forward to hearing from you soon