Debbie Smith
                                                                 8 Russell Street
                                                                                    MN22 8YY

7th February 2014

Mrs Matty Jenkyns
Personnel Manager
Dark Mills

Dear Mrs Jenkyns


One reason for putting you name at the top, is that selectors may have many applications to select from. Putting your name at the top helps them to select yours quickly from a pile of letters. TheĀ  same applies with emailed applications: it removes the need for the selector to have to scroll down to find out your name.

It is good to tell the employer where you found out about the vacancy. Advertising of vacancies can be expensive, and it's good to let the employer know which methods are proving fruitful.


I would be most grateful if you could note that my A level grades are not a true reflection of my ability.

During my A levels I had glandular fever over a prolonged period and this severely affected my performance. I am happy to supply you with a letter from my 6th form tutor on this subject and also a note from my GP to confirm this.

As you will see, my GCSE results were excellent and I achieved an overall percentage of 68% in my first year examinations (equivalent to a high upper second).

  You can add here a paragraph to explain anything you feel has not been adequately covered on the application form e.g. poor A-Level or degree results, but only if you have an excellent reason for these! Some application forms give you a ludicrously small space to enter all your qualifications, and in this case you can use the covering letter to include these. Try not to let your letter exceed one side of A4 in length however.
I look forward to hearing from you shortly.   Ends on a positive note!

Yours sincerely

Debbie Smith




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