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Writing your cover letter

Write a convincing letter.

You have found an interesting job vacancy and want to convey your motivation in an original and compelling way.

Seven pencils in various colours
photo: Monoar Rahman Rony

How to draw up a concise letter showing how enthusiastic and suitable you are.

How do you avoid those standard sentences? This workshop shows you how to link what the employer wants to what you have to offer.

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  • Date and time

    This workshop - in one session - is offered on:

    • Wednesday, 22 April 2020, from 14:00-16:00
    • Wednesday, 3 June 2020, from 9:30-11:30

    This workshop is also offered during the UvA Career Skills Week from 3 to 7 February 2020. The precise data are to follow.

    Feedback on your Cover letter
    For personal feedback on your Cover letter, you can always make an appointment with a Careers adviser of the UvA Student Careers Centre.

  • Results

    After this workshop:

    • You are able to analyze a vacancy and match it with your experience
    • You know how to write a concise cover letter with specific examples and paragraphs
    • You know how to relate your cover letter to your CV
    • You are able to formulate your motivation for a vacancy in an authentic way.
  • Practical information
    • Target group: Dutch and international students and graduates of the UvA
    • Participation: a minimum of 10 participants
    • Language: English
    • Costs: free of charge
    • Location: Roeterseiland Campus (REC). Participants will be informed of the precise location after registration
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services).

    Feedback on your Cover letter
    For personal feedback on your Cover letter, you can always make an appointment with a Careers adviser of the UvA Student Careers Centre.

  • Useful supplement

    You may want to combine this workshop with:

    • information session CV
    • workshop LinkedIn
    • workshop Networking
    • workshop Ace your job interview
  • Conditions
    • Participation is free.
    • You can register up to 2 months in advance. That is the reason you may not see the date you wish in the registration form yet.
    • After your registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation.
    • In case you’re not able to participate, please follow the link in the automatic confirmation email to cancel your participation. That way, you give your spot to one of your fellow students.

Read more about Cover letter on career.uva.nl

Full programme Student Careers Centre (International)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)