Layout Cover Letter

Company’s name Attn. recruiter’s name Company’s Address   Place, date Subject: the specific vacancy Dear Sir/Madam,   Paragraph 1: Short introduction
  • Make sure you use catchy opening
  • Be specific about the goal of the letter
Paragraph 2: Why do you want to work for this company?
  • Check the website for the company’s strategy and challenges you might want to focus on
  • Use previous experiences with the company
Paragraph 3: Why this specific internship/vacancy?
  • Use the description mentioned in the advertisement and link this to your own competences, experiences and learning goals.
Paragraph 4: Why should the company choose you?
  • Shortly mention your motivation again
  • Use examples and characteristics which outline why you are the right person for the job, but make sure you don’t repeat yourself too much
Paragraph 5: The closing
  • Make sure you use a catchy closure too
  Kind regards, Name   Appendix: Curriculum Vitae