How to draft a cover letter


A cover letter is a document that complements your CV or résumé.
It is not a duplicate CV or résumé.
A cover letter tells your employer the type of position you’re seeking and how qualified and dexterous you’ll be in that field.

It highlights those aspects of your experience that are most useful to the employer.

Reasons to always send a cover letter. 

  • It encourages the recruiter to take a close look at your CV. 
  • It elaborates your qualification in larger details.
  • It shows your interest for the position.
  • It’ll give your employer the impression that you’re an exceptional applicant. 
  • It’ll make it possible for your CV to get on the desk of the personnel in charge of the final shortlisting. 

How to write a cover letter

  • Start by listing the job title you are interested in.
  • It should be written in 3-4 paragraphs. 

Parts of a Cover letter

This part of the cover letter should be brief.
This is where you tell the employer who you are and the position you’re applying for.

It is this part of the cover letter that is the most important.
Here’s where you state why you’re qualified for the position you applied for, explain perfectly everything about you in this section and also state your skills as well.

End your cover letter by thanking your employer for accepting your CV or résumé.

         Sample of a Cover letter

Ciroma Chukwuma Adekunle.
No. 50 Surulere road,
Lagos state.

The manager,
Orient Petroleum,
Lagos State.

Dear Sir,


I am Mr. Ciroma Adekunle, I write to apply for the position of a field manager in your firm as published in the Vanguard last week.

I am already familiar and good at this type of job.
I’m highly proficient and an aggressive minded go-getter.
I have worked as a site supervisor at Capital oil and gas Ltd.
I’d like to be interviewed for this position as I already know my abilities.

I would be available for interview anytime.
Thanks for considering the application.

Yours faithfully,


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