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How to write a cover letter

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Course introduction

This course will enlighten you on the crucial attributes of a cover letter that will make your application stand out among the rest. In this crash course to cover letter writing, a recruitment consultant will take you through the 5 steps for writing a great and convincing cover letter.  

This course is relevant, but not liimited to:- students, graduates, job seekers, professionals who wish to apply for other jobs. 


Course objectives

Writing a killer cover letter is not a simple task. It requires thought, knowledge and understanding and by the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Know what is required when drafting a cover letter.

  • Appreciate the importance of a good cover letter.

  • Have an insight on what recruiters look for in a cover letter

  • Write an effective cover letter.

Skills developed

  • Written communication   Beginner
  • Course modules

    Module 1
    5 steps for writing an effective cover letter
    Module 2
    Example Cover Letter

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    Comments (137)


    Selma Lila | February 09, 2018 16:07

    Nice one


    Alex | January 19, 2018 06:41

    All one need to know is patience


    Elizabeth | December 07, 2017 05:44

    Fuzu team, you are true champions! You look out for both the employer and the candidate. The courses are truly helpful and educative. Things one assume to include in their letter that are important, have been highlighted to me. Gudos Fuzu team.


    Frashiah | October 24, 2017 10:22

    Great learning. Thank you


    Kelvin | July 25, 2017 08:48

    Thank you. Please add a sample cover letter


    Nura | July 20, 2017 22:08

    Thank you Fuzu. Really appreciate your efforts in showing concern to peoples needs.


    eliezer | July 16, 2017 13:38

    thx for giving the way for writing cv


    collins | July 06, 2017 10:46

    atleast fuzu is alife saver most are learned but do not know how to express ourselves


    Antony | June 28, 2017 14:25

    its great thankyou


    Denish | June 19, 2017 20:42

    Your comments what a lesson this is!


    Jeff Samson Guni | June 19, 2017 14:17

    please help met to write a good cover latter


    MAUREEN | June 11, 2017 11:37

    Thanks fuzu for this skills.


    Onesmus | June 10, 2017 09:01

    Please assist me Fuzu how to boost my cv


    Elvas | May 22, 2017 07:31

    Thank you learning more


    LEONARD | May 05, 2017 10:38

    Thanks for your guidance.


    Tabitha | May 02, 2017 11:07

    thank you very much fuzu for ur help in creading myself as a brand to potential investors: through cv writing, courses to take etc

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    GEORGE | April 30, 2017 07:03

    Much impressive, thanks.


    Linah | April 28, 2017 16:02

    Thanks Fuzu, I have really learnt alot as far as writing a cover letter is concerned.


    Joseph | April 26, 2017 06:47

    Great. Thanks


    Henry | April 24, 2017 14:29

    thanks @fuzu, i have learnt alot..... continue with the same spirit!

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    Susan | March 24, 2017 13:34

    Never seen anything like this. Ope to gain from the course and subsequent interactions Will be successful. Bravo👍👍


    JACK OKOTH | March 15, 2017 06:33

    Thank you for the commitment.Indeed I have learnt a lot.


    Haggai | March 07, 2017 17:16

    The best


    Ali | March 03, 2017 07:47

    thank you


    justine | March 01, 2017 14:18

    I real appreciate for what fuzu platform has done soon i'll be a hero in service delivery


    rose | February 28, 2017 08:45

    Thankyou am learning


    Valencia | February 27, 2017 06:05

    informative and great

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    Livingstone | February 24, 2017 09:40

    Good work Fuzu


    Alex | February 22, 2017 09:48

    Its helpfull


    Mercy | February 20, 2017 10:08

    Extremely enlightening!


    Fridah | February 15, 2017 15:27

    This is incredible ....
    how do I tailor make my CV to fit my skills required?


    Haizel | February 15, 2017 12:17

    I highly appreciate what you guys are doing.Great Stuff.Hoping to land my dream job ASAP.


    Gregory | February 15, 2017 08:02

    Brilliant pieces of advice!


    Dominic | February 14, 2017 13:27

    Thank you


    Timothy | February 12, 2017 17:38

    The module is very insightful.


    Titus | February 10, 2017 18:55

    Great!You are so good at guiding people


    Joseph | February 09, 2017 21:29

    Highly appreciate your good work ...

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    George | January 29, 2017 18:08

    Very interesting, very educative and brain storming. Thank you fuzu for the platform

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    Emma | January 22, 2017 10:44

    Wow, I have been literally blown away by the video tutorial. This is absolutely amazing. Thanks so much.


    Kenneth | January 16, 2017 06:09

    The module was insightful. Thanks for the great effort.


    Mercy | December 09, 2016 17:06

    thank you,it was great


    Joseph | December 08, 2016 18:52

    Thanks so much Fuzu. I am well pleased with your work and may the Lord God bless you so much


    Henry | December 08, 2016 08:51

    thanks a lot. I have learnt critical hows and whats here.


    Kevin | December 07, 2016 13:49

    Thank you.

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    phoebe | December 05, 2016 07:31

    thanks fuzu for this great opportunity you have given to me to join you site its of much importance for me and some other individual like me who are in search of job opportunities as this will keep as connected to the organizations offering opportunities .


    ESTHER | November 17, 2016 08:53

    Hello fuzu. I highly appreciate for that course you have offered me.It is of much importance to me.


    Merisha | November 14, 2016 06:02

    Hello,fuzU looking forward to get an interview Call from ur site .compared to other sites where av never been called for anninterview with them even after they edit ur cv ,i like the interactive side u have here,


    Merisha | November 14, 2016 05:58

    Hello,fuzu,thanks for the great advice you give, considering the sample cover letter u have presented to us,wanted to ask,how long should a cover letter be in terms of paragraphs?sometimes i fear to be writing alot on letter


    Wilson | September 23, 2016 16:32

    Thanks fuzu you are best you have really help me in making good career choices!

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    sheila | September 14, 2016 09:34

    I like this site,very informative and Educative.Fuzu ,thumbs up

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    Stella | September 14, 2016 05:18

    Great job Fuzu.


    victor | September 13, 2016 07:33

    Fuzu is awesome,be blessed

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    SARAPHINAR | September 01, 2016 12:58

    Thats awesome @FUZU. Great job and be blessed for your enlightment free of charge. More gratitude.

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    margaret | September 01, 2016 11:16

    Thank you Fuzu,you have made me ti realize my ambition.


    Haggai | August 17, 2016 08:23

    Thanks for the timely advice,I appreciate


    Haggai | August 17, 2016 08:22

    Thanks for the timely advice,I appriciate

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    Moses | July 25, 2016 14:02

    I am so grateful and thanks a lot.

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    fiona | July 13, 2016 13:41

    thanks fuzu you are the best


    Humphrey | July 04, 2016 12:32

    Thanks alot Fuzu for the tips


    Humphrey | July 04, 2016 12:30

    Thanks for the tips will be capitalising on them in my next job search


    Evans Lennox | July 04, 2016 11:06

    i appreciate your well done work .my concern is how can one get job alerts from you that exactly matches his specialization? because most of the alerts i get are mixed up . am in biological sciences sector and it will be a great help to get alerts that match my career even if they might be few in a week or so it will be of much help .

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    daniel | July 03, 2016 12:33

    Your commentsthank you fuzu

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    daniel | July 03, 2016 12:32

    thank you fuzu

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    daniel | July 03, 2016 12:31

    thank you fuzu for enlighting me atleast i am now hopful to win an intrrview


    Silvanus | June 15, 2016 04:08

    Hi fuzu team,
    Knowledge is power. Thanks fuzu especially Ann. I would like to thank you personally. You have made me realise the potential in me and that there are no limits in life regardless of your situation. Once again,

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    charles | June 12, 2016 09:25

    i think you are the best organizatlon so far


    MANYALA | June 03, 2016 09:18

    Wow! i'm applying it immediately


    Pollet | May 27, 2016 09:21

    what if its your first time you have no experience your last level of school is high school how should your cv look like and you are applying a front office job

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    BARASA | May 09, 2016 17:18

    you are valueable fuzu,have tasted your goodness and williness to help and assist an interested individual to mastermind the future.big up am glad to be among your fraternaty.Regards Dennis


    Moses | April 10, 2016 04:35

    Glad be your associate.. I have posted my cv.. does it take long to get an employers concern on i?


    Kevin | April 01, 2016 20:08

    Fuzu,thanks much with all this b blessed u have helped us


    Evans | March 30, 2016 20:39

    Fuzu, thank you forgiving us the much needed guidance


    Omagwa | March 28, 2016 12:02

    Woow! Very genius piece of advice. I take it, sow it and I believe in abundant yields.

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    Alex | March 24, 2016 17:52

    you are really wonderful fuzu......have learned alot..thank you

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    Jackton | March 24, 2016 13:02

    Thanks and great!!!!!

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    patriciah | March 15, 2016 18:51

    well,i joined today n kwani where hav i been all this whyl,this is amazing,i hope for da best n da courses r also a plus.

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    RODGERS | March 15, 2016 07:22

    Great work,keep it up


    Peter | March 12, 2016 08:11

    Thank you Fuzu for your good work. You have made me learn a lot of things pertaining writing Cv and cover letter.

    Thank you.


    sofia | March 06, 2016 20:28

    Thanks alot fuzu for your guideline may God bless you.


    John | February 23, 2016 12:40

    Awesome info, keep up


    Kiprono | February 22, 2016 17:06

    Thank you fuzu for your commitment


    EVANS | February 21, 2016 06:11

    Thank you, i really learned alot

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    paul | February 13, 2016 06:49

    sawa fuzu


    Wilson | February 11, 2016 08:01

    Kudos! Fuzu, this is a noble thing. Keep up & make it happen.


    peris | February 06, 2016 08:53

    thank you fuzu. soon i will be an eagle of your good work. regards


    Oscar | February 04, 2016 06:09

    Awesome crush course. Very informative.


    Florence | February 03, 2016 20:40

    Gave me an insight on how a cover letter should very helpful

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    barut | January 31, 2016 07:47

    thank u fuzu for u are given simple opportunity to the people which great to all


    David | January 26, 2016 09:59

    why is the process stuck at 85% what have i not filled?


    ANNE | November 03, 2017 08:12

    mine too.


    EROO | January 24, 2018 16:16

    Good site

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    JOSEPH | January 20, 2016 18:40

    av really appreciated you education tour for us. be blessed the fuzu team


    Vincent | January 18, 2016 17:17

    happy to be part of fuzu, i have learnt many things thanks alot for your good work


    Joseph | January 16, 2016 10:09

    Awesome stuff n so informative,keep changing lives

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    justus | January 11, 2016 14:44

    This a great site for all of us who are looking for jobs. All thanks to fuzu group.I would kindly like to hear from some of the individuals who have benefited from the site and currently are working.Kindly post and encourage us.
    kind regards


    Fuzu | January 12, 2016 13:04

    Hi Justus,

    We regularly post testimonials from our users on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fuzultd) Please keep an eye out for those there.

    Best regards,
    Paula/Team Fuzu


    Stephen | January 08, 2016 09:42

    We need more of fuzu in our job searching. Thanks for your commitment.


    Musa | January 08, 2016 08:39

    Thank u


    Musa | January 08, 2016 08:38

    thank u fuzu


    Alex | January 07, 2016 10:03

    This awesome,am challenged. Goodwork Fuzu team


    Chelule | January 02, 2016 20:19

    thanks to fuzu,it offers a helpful hand to many people to learn,access and some to secure opportunity.keep it up always


    Griffin Edger | December 31, 2015 05:33

    Thank you so much for your efforts to land us in our dream jobs.On the contrary, upon printing, the CV comes out without referees contact details. How should we go about this in the line of hard copy presentation?


    Fuzu | January 12, 2016 13:03

    Dear Edger,
    Thank you for your feedback. This is an issue that we are working on right now and hope to have corrected as soon as possible.

    Best regards,
    Paula/Team Fuzu


    Daniel | December 30, 2015 19:55

    can you send mi any word document cv

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    justus | December 28, 2015 11:01

    good afternoon fuzu. i have not been contacted by any employer what is problem?


    Fuzu | January 08, 2016 13:20

    Hi Justus,
    Have you applied for jobs here on Fuzu? Once you apply you will be notified how the application process advances. In the best case the employer will be in touch for an interview.

    Best of luck!
    Paula/Team Fuzu


    calvin | December 28, 2015 07:37

    Hello Fuzu? I would like to thank you for making realise my potential and capability in writing C.V and knowing my strength

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    Nehemiah | December 25, 2015 21:01

    Fuzu,this platform is a good one however,i would like to know if you can add a sub title in the cv for publications and presentations in conferences and finaly students supervised to enable those teaching in institutions of higher learning to write their cv exhaustively


    Nicholas | December 21, 2015 17:45

    fuzu you are doing great


    Justus | December 17, 2015 17:38

    Iapreciate Fuzu for the wonderful work they are doing.Iam gaining alot bigup and God bless you.


    Mercy | December 16, 2015 16:33

    Quite informative 👌

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    Antony | December 15, 2015 20:19

    i like this site,it's so precise and user friendly.

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    Antony | December 15, 2015 20:18

    Your commentsi like this site,it's so precise and user friendly


    LEONARD | December 15, 2015 07:32

    This is a tailor-made site useful to us, thank you Fuzu


    Peter Washington | December 14, 2015 07:40

    Excellent. Short and precise.


    BETT K | December 14, 2015 07:12

    Kudos fuzu for such awesome information you are channeling to us.Keep it up!

    sarah | December 08, 2015 08:39

    Dear fuzu, i have posted my C.V online but unable to key in the referees. Kindly assist.


    Fuzu | December 08, 2015 09:36

    Hi Sarah, in Fuzu references can be connected either to a particular Work Experience or Skill.
    Click on ‘Ask for reference’ and use the form to request
    a reference from someone you know, and who has
    agreed to be your referee. Once they answer you will see them in your CV.
    Alternatively you can upload references as a file. However, we recommend you to use the Fuzu referral, as
    they will be directly visible under your CV and in your job
    applications. This saves the employers’ time.


    kevin | December 08, 2015 07:52

    thanks fuzu,i find this site very interactive and helpful to job seekers.keep it up and God blesss you


    kevin | December 08, 2015 07:52

    thanks fuzu,i find this site very interactive and helpful to job seekers.keep it up and God blesss you


    salome | December 06, 2015 23:18

    i want to thank fuzu for coming up with this help to help us find jobs..i find fuzu helpful and useful


    Moses | December 05, 2015 06:11

    Pleasure that you've enacted such an interactive platform that will help job seekers land their dream jobs.I really appreciate your indefatigiable efforts for having seen such an opportunity of charitably without any coercion or pressure of forming such a job seeking avenue to reach a mammoth hearts out there.Am looking fortward to hug my fortunes right in here.
    Regards Fuzu.


    VICTOR | December 04, 2015 14:02

    I am grateful for fuzu's platform i feel a new ray of hope thank you.

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    Benard | December 04, 2015 04:35

    Thanks for your good job.I would like you to tell me on how to upload my CV


    Fuzu | December 07, 2015 14:55

    Dear Benard,

    You can create your CV by clicking on 'My CV' and filling in the details here on Fuzu.


    CALISTUS | December 03, 2015 06:45

    Awesome site for job seekers. Keep it up.


    Joseph | December 01, 2015 20:47

    Hw am i going to be notifiend for any job vaccancy?


    Fuzu | December 02, 2015 12:15

    Once you have filled in your CV under 'MyCV' you will receive recommendations for suitable jobs on the Home screen.


    Joseph | December 01, 2015 20:46

    I am asking you to send me a sample of a cover letter.


    Fuzu | December 02, 2015 12:10

    Dear Joseph,
    You will find a sample cover letter here in module '2: Example Cover Letter'


    John | December 01, 2015 13:39

    i would like to kindly request on how to come up with cover letter.Thenk you fuzu and may God progresse your work.


    Fuzu | December 02, 2015 12:12

    Dear John,

    Once you have watched the video on module 1, which explains the elements of a cover letter, take a look at the example cover letter on module 2. This will help you formulate your own.


    sharline | November 30, 2015 09:37

    this is really good and encouraging to job seekers like me i never knew much about cover letters now i do thank you fuzu

    Moureen | November 29, 2015 13:50

    this is really great fuzu the best ever so efficient


    Frankline | November 26, 2015 07:14

    Thank you for your instant feedback messages, they make everything look like we are in a natural environment


    Philip | November 24, 2015 22:23

    I would like to download the sample cover letter


    Milfred | November 21, 2015 19:15


    You are unique in what you are doing for job seekers. You cannot be compared to other sites i have encountered before.

    I am certain more and more people will get help from you.

    I wish you all the best in your endeavors.


    Fuzu | November 26, 2015 09:30

    Thank you for your kind words Milfred!

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    elizabeth | November 20, 2015 13:41

    I really pass my sincere thanks to you for this platform as it has really helped me and i'm looking fore ward to get more from you.Wish you all the best as you serve us.


    Fuzu | November 26, 2015 09:30

    Thanks Elizabeth, hopefully you will find Fuzu useful.


    pauline | May 10, 2017 18:28

    Its quite unfortunate that I have never got a job from this site the pazt two years, maybe its being unlucky..... Am just concern.


    Fuzu | November 19, 2015 17:39

    To access the material, please click on the available module: '5 steps for writing an effective cover letter' and watch the video.


    VIVIANNE | November 17, 2015 12:03

    I would really like to pass my sincere gratitude for creating a platform where job seekers can learn tips that will help them in increasing their chances of landing that dream job.

    the video presentation on cover letter was also helpful,it actually got me thinking but i would really appreciate if we could get a sample of the cover letter.

    Thank you very much, i wish you well as you work towards meeting my request.



    Fuzu | November 20, 2015 08:11

    Thank you for your kind message and feedback. Glad that you have found the course helpful. A sample cover letter is a good idea and we can add one as part of the course.

    Best regards,
    Paula/Team Fuzu

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    Chepngetich | October 29, 2015 05:18

    After all set and said, how do you go about it


    DANIEL | October 23, 2015 06:01

    i would like to get to know how to do the best cover letter.

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