To write a successful graduate cover letter that will grab the employer's attention, we recommend you:
For further advice, please see our Graduate Cover Letters Writing guide.
For every graduate role you want to apply for, you need to include a targeted cover letter. Sending off a generic letter won't work - employers will see at first glance you've made no effort and your application will go straight on the rejection pile.
As the name implies, a targeted cover letter speaks directly to the job you're interested in, using words and phrases that match the job description.
To target your cover letter to each individual role you wish to apply for, you should:
For more help and advice, please see our Targeting Your Cover Letter guide.