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Clearly stating your career aspiration and how the role you are applying for will contribute towards its realisation shows to the employer that you are committed and conscientious.

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The candidate not only clearly indicates her knowledge of the firm’s expertise, she demonstrates how her personal experience is very relevant to this expertise.

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The job description indicates the importance for research and writing skills and the candidate clearly indicates her relevant abilities. She could have offered a specific example but the mention of her 8000 word dissertation in the previous paragraph offers substantial proof.

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This is a requirement in the job description and the candidate appositely reinforces her understanding of the role and how she can contribute.

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Another instance of what stands out about the company for the candidate, backed by her personal interest and ability to contribute.

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This is a ‘key’ requirement in the job description and the candidate very tactfully reiterates her interest in and ability to work towards this objective.

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This is a very effective way of linking one’s experience to the requirements of the role.

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The candidate clearly communicates her ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, an attribute highly sought after by employers.

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A foreign language is an attribute that can make the candidate stand out from the crowd.

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The final paragraph clearly summarises the candidate’s skills and experience while reiterating her interest in the role and how it will fit with her career development plan.

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It is good to finish the letter with the expectation of some positive action, however over-confidence can potentially put off the employer.