Most job applications will ask you to supply a cover letter along with your CV.

But this is not just some administrative hoop to jump through. It is your chance to go deeper into why you think you are the right person for the job and sell yourself.

For tips on how to structure the letter and all the main bases you want to cover, check out this piece from PressPad's junior digital content writer Abigale Leyton. Here is one pointer to remember: avoid clichés.

"Examples of these are 'I am a great team player', 'a hard worker', and have 'good communication skills' or 'I think outside the box'. The difference between a good and a great covering letter is about showing the employer your skills rather than telling," it reads.

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