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  • Look inviting to the reader – use space well and avoid very long paragraphs
  • Convey enthusiasm for the job/organisation and be written in a positive tone
  • Fit easily into one page of A4
  • Be addressed to an actual person where possible, i.e. Mr Brown rather than 'Dear Sir'
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  • Cite, if possible, any problems, as an example of your resilience or your ability to overcome adverse circumstances
  • Explain any justification for disappointing A-level grades, otherwise your application may be rejected.  For example, illness or accidents or family problems or even a good teacher leaving can all have an impact on results which employers can appreciate
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  • Don't focus heavily on negatives, but don't give a weak excuse and don't lie! Show how you have turned a potentially negative situation into a positive one
  • If the situation is personal or complicated, you could touch on it but state that  you are happy to discuss it at interview