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Training and workshops

Writing your cover letter

online workshop for international and Dutch students

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

Found an interesting vacancy? How do you convey how enthusiastic and suitable you are? And how do you avoid all those standard sentences? This online workshop shows you how to link what the employer wants to what you have to offer.

  • Date and time

    This online workshop - in one session - is offered on:

    • Friday, 24 April 2020, from 09:30-12:30
    • Tuesday, 2 June 2020, from 15:00-17:00

    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: Online. You will receive specific information about your log in etc.
    • 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:

    • online information session CV
    • online workshop LinkedIn
    • online workshop Networking
    • online workshop Ace your job interview