Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles A good cover letter can make you stand out from the crowd and help get you that all important interview. Here are six top tips for tailoring a tantalizing cover letter. Edit your cover letter for each application. Every job requires different skills and, there's no such thing as a "standard" cover letter. Use key words and phrases from the job advertisement and research some industry jargon. It shows you're interested in the field. Do you know about the company? Demonstrate that you've researched them. Employers love enthusiastic employees. Show what you can do for the company. Your CV is all facts and figures, but your cover letter outlines why you are the right person for the job. This being said, try not to be intimidated by the job description as most candidates won't fit all the requirements. Emphasise what you do have to offer and how keen you are on the company. Finally, keep it short and sweet. You shouldn't ramble on for five pages. You can also see our sample cover letter to get you started right here. Happy job hunting!