Writing a cover letter can be one of the most pain staking processes in the world. It’s fiddly, it’s time consuming and you’re never 100% sure if you’re doing it right.

There is a fool proof structure that will ensure that you’re getting the most out of your cover letter and making the impression that you want to. The key is to have a middle beginning and an end. However, sometimes we even want a little more guidance than that.

What should be in which section? What’s the best way to word it? So many questions! Here is your step by step guide to constructing your own cover letter and making sure that your job application goes straight to the top of the pile.