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If you are wondering what should be on a cover letter, the example below shows what a cover letter should include in terms of style, presentation, content and structure. It illustrates the component parts that should be on a cover letter and it also provides insight on how to integrate the parts. If you are writing a letter in response to an advertised job vacancy, your letter should include three parts: a beginning, a middle and an ending, written using three or four paragraphs, as in the sample letter below.

The first paragraph is your opportunity to first affirm your suitability for the job, stating why you are suitable and also how the job can benefit you. You need to state these in a persuasive and professional manner.

The middle part of the letter is your opportunity to briefly mention your most recent roles, highlighting your achievements and relevant skills. In the final paragraph, you should reaffirm your suitability for the job and the qualities you can bring to the employer.

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