Cover Letters

  • Adrian Wallwork
Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)


This chapter answers two basic questions: What is a cover letter? How important is it? It describes how to write a cover letter for a position a) in academia b) in business c) for a position that has not been advertised. The chapter highlights the importance of keeping the letter short and of bearing in mind the impression that the cover letter will create on the reader (e.g. the hiring manager).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Wallwork
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  1. 1.English for Academics SASPisaItaly

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