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/ 3 years ago /

 Article by Brenda Wong

#DebutTalk Live Twitter Chat Recap: Cover Letters

We had no idea cover letters were such a divisive topic.

Not until, of course, we decided to dive head-first into a #DebutTalk discussion about them. Cover letters are generally looked upon as highly important.Β However we were genuinely surprised by the variety of advice we received from our users about them. This week’s chat yielded a veritable ton of actionable tips – and as always, we cover our favourite ones here just for you.

Notably, we were joined by our very first guest host this week! Melissa Woollard (@Melissa_FK), Commercial Manager of Fun Kids Radio joined us this week to dish on her cover letter writing and reviewing experience. Thanks for all of your wisdom, Melissa!

Q1. Which is more important, the cover letter or the CV?

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Q2. What should you never write in a cover letter?

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Q3. How long should a cover letter be, and why?

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Q4. Should you be more formal or more conversational in a cover letter?

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Q5. How should people approach writing cover letters if they feel they’re not strong writers?

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Q6. Is it possible to write the perfect, one-size-fits all cover letter?

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For even more insights, check out our #DebutTalk: Cover Letters Twitter Moment.Β 

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