Social work position varies in terms of purpose and gives people the sense of satisfaction when their effort helps to relieve the distressed clients they work with. Even if a cover letter is not required, having one would greatly increase your chances of securing an interview as you display your professionalism.

1) Start your cover letter by introducing yourself and explaining why you are interested in applying for social work. You may use sentences such as this: “I’m interested in applying for this social work position at your company, ABC Company...” Mention both the job position name and the company name to show your interest in working for the company.

2) In the second paragraph, sell your skills to the reader. Don’t just mention how great you are, but attempt to match your skills to the requirements mentioned in the job advertisement. This shows that you have internalised the requirements and are prepared to deliver them. If you have experience working with children or have done counselling before, do mention them in this paragraph. Identify the transferable skills in those.

 3) End your cover letter by thanking the reader for their time and let the reader know that you will be following up with a call. Ask for a possible interview and provide a date and time that you will be available.

 4) Go through your cover letter once more to check for any mistakes. Vet your cover letter for grammar or spelling mistakes and make sure your spelling follows the British standard of English in Singapore. If possible, have a friend vet your letter before you send it.

Avoid lengthy cover letters and keep them to a page at most. Your resume should be able to provide the reader with more details about your experiences. 

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