Stylist, 27 June 2024: ‘4 ways to make your job application stand out, according to career experts’

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We’ve all been there: you’ve spent hours writing, editing and refining your CV, only for a role to ask for a cover letter to go with it. Are you then just regurgitating the same information twice? So, what’s the secret to a great cover letter? “A cover letter must address three key questions: Why are you pursuing a career in this industry? Why are you applying for this specific company? What appeals to you about this role in particular?” explains Victoria McLean, CEO and founder of career consultancy City CV.

“It is crucial that you provide well-thought-out answers to these questions, including a strong knowledge of the company’s reputation and values. Being able to justify your chosen career path and explain why you think you will be a good fit for prospective employers are the things that will help you stand out.”

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