Writing a cover letter is simple but a bit confusing. A cover letter is also known as an application letter. 

In terms of definition, the cover letter is seen as a document sent with your resume (CV) to provide additional information on your skills and experience. In this article, I will be giving you the steps to write a cover letter.


Many companies and organizations mostly require you to write a cover letter instead of an application letter, and with that mentioned, a lot of applicants are confused.

I receive this frequently ask the question “how can I write a cover letter” “what is a cover letter”. A cover letter typically provides detailed information on why you are qualified for the job you are applying for.

Effective cover letters explains the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identify your most relevant skills or experience.

Steps for writing a cover Letter

Heading: This comprises of the addresses of the sender and the recipient and date.

Salutation: This involve the sender trying to get the attention of the recipient or reader with expressions like: Dear Sir, Dear Ma etc.

Title: this involve using the application post as the title. For example (APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF……).

The Subscription: At this point in time, in the first paragraph, the writer makes his stand known to the reader that is suggesting why he/she is capable of the said job vacancy he/she is applying for (concise).

In detail, you will have to make like a CV but in a sentence format. That is state your LGA and date of birth and also state when you state your high school (secondary school), your First School Leaving Certificate and lastly when you finish your university if para-venture you have one.

Referees: After the subscription part, state your working experience and then provide at least three referees. That is the person(s) who have agreed to serves as your referees including their address.

Thank you for your time, I hope this article has provided you with the information you need consigning cover letter.




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