Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.10: Be helpful The thing that I feel compelled to start off by moaning about today isn’t directly linked to covering letters but it is very close to them, too often it is pressed right up against them. I’m talking about my personal nemesis. These are the bane of my working life. A scourge on…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.9: Never judge a book by its Amazon review Whenever I want to know anything about anything I look it up on Wikipedia. I love Wikipedia. I could spend hours on there clicking from page to page. Incidentally, if you ever do happen to be surfing through any of the pages dedicated to Roald Dahl’s…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.8: My name is Bob, but you can call me B S Goodwriter Did anyone else notice that lots of people’s names changed, at least for a little while, once they left school? After our last long summer together a selection of my friends and I flitted off to the lure of university placements. It…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.7: Pobody’s Nerfect I’m just going to come out and say it. I am not a fan of grammar bullies. In my opinion, picking on someone for a brief grammatical slip or a badly placed apostrophe is not big and it certainly isn’t clever. It particularly gets my goat when anyone is publicly pulled up…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No. 6: There are plenty more clichés in the sea Clichés exist for a reason. Because they generally work. They usually make a good point and/or have been borrowed from Shakespeare. And they don’t really do anyone that much harm. But you should do all you can to keep them out of your covering letter…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.5: takemeseriously@sillybilly.co.uk Today I would like to share a story about something that happened to one of my closest friends. We’ll call her Ellen, because that is her name. When Ellen was a fresh-faced 14-year-old she decided it was about time she got herself a personal email account. But what to pick for her address?…