Cover letter – do’s and don’ts

Your first step towards a job is to slip through the needle eye of being called to an interview.

IDA Conference, København V

Onsdag d. 21. august 2019

Kl. 09:00 - 12:00




It takes an application, that stands out and one that is targeted the specific job. The challenge is that your application must be concrete and personal. This require you to spend time on research, because most often the job post doesn’t give you enough information to work with.

During this workshop you’ll get concrete tips and knowledge about how to write a good application and on what information you should be looking for.

The workshop will be facilitated by career adviser Mathilde Grav Johansen, and it will be a mixture of instructions and exercises based on your own material. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Mathilde will not give individual feedback on applications.

Prepare and get most out of it
You will gain most from the workshop if you prepare. So please do the following:

Find a relevant job add

  • Analyze the job add:
    ◦ Mark things you can do with green
    ◦ Mark things you can’t do with red
    ◦ Mark things you don’t know what is or is unclear with yellow
    ◦ Convert yellow elements into questions and call and ask the company. You can also ask them which task you should spend most time doing/what a normal day looks like and which professional skills, the value the most.

Please bring your computer.

If you have signed up for the workshop, but are unable to attend, please remember to cancel so someone else can get your seat. If you don’t attend and haven’t cancelled, we will charge you with a no-show fee.

There will be breakfast from 8:45 and coffee and tea during the whole workshop.

The workshop is one out of five workshops targeted students, graduates and members who have completed their studies within two years.

The other workshops are:
Pinpoint your skills, 7. August, 9-12 am, 332727
How to make a great CV, 14. August, 9-12 am, 332728
Cover letter - do’s and don’ts, 21. August, 9-12 am, 332729
Networking – your shortcut to a job, 4. September, 9-12 am, 332730
Tips and tricks for unsolicited job search, 12. September, 9-12 am, 332731

When you register for this workshop, you agree that IDAs organizers can send you emails with relevant content before and after the event.


Praktisk Info


IDA Conference

Kalvebod Brygge 31

1780 København V


Onsdag d. 21. august 2019

Kl. 09:00 - 12:00



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