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    Default Cover letter help

    Ok so I'm applying for a job at the moment and need to address the selection criteria in the cover letter. There are 10 criterion to address. I usually try to keep cover letters to one page when i'm addressing the criteria on a separate part of the application but its impossible in this situation. Will 2 pages be ok do you think? Also I wasn't putting a heading for each criteria just doing a separate paragraph for each so it flows as a letter should. Or would you use a heading for each paragraph/criteria?

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    If they have asked for it with the cover letter I would do that. Begin with a short (say 5 line) paragraph summarising why you are suitable/qualified/want the job. Then under that put a heading for each selection criteria as the person shortlisting will be looking for key points in each criteria. At the end a short closing paragraph and signature. 10 selection criteria is a lot! Keep it short but you may find it spreads out to about 3 pages, definitely no longer than that at 11pt font single spaced. Remember - key points! Nobody has time to read ramble and if you have the key requirements visible then your chances of scoring an interview are greatly increased. Best of luck!!

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