The cover letter

  • No more than one page. Condense. Include only what is most important.
  • Address the responsible HR officer personally (not “Dear Sir or Madam” but rather “Dear Ms. Ernoult”, for example).
  • Write one or two concise subject lines, no more than that. (You will find further hints and examples in the documents linked below.)
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After a solid introduction – because the recruiter’s first impression is decisive – you should avoid the following common mistakes:

- Standard introduction: “Pursuant to your advertisement published in ... on ..., please find attached my CV...”;

- Aggressive introduction: “You are looking for a systems engineer; you will not find anyone better than me”;

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