IELTS Listening Exercise 32 – Cover letter

Difficulty level: Semi Hard

Listen to the following tips about how to write a cover letter when applying for a job. Fill the gaps in the summary using no more than THREE words:

Cover letter

  • Tip 1
    Address the cover letter to a ______ person, generally the person in charge of the department you’re applying to or the ______ in charge of the interview.
  • Tip 2
    Avoid simply repeating the information in your resume. Instead, use your cover letter to introduce and highlight your ______, curiosity, and your ______ in the field you’re applying to work in.
  • Tip 3
    Keep it short, simple and ______, definitely no more than one page, and probably closer to half a page; three paragraphs should do the trick. Resist the ______ to ramble on, and instead ______ right into the interesting parts.

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