Struggling with covering letter


Has anyone got any tips for writing a covering letter for a research assistant post in history/humanities. I've done my CV and there is no application form just a covering letter. There isn't any real person specification and they are not asking for a very specific PhD ie focused on the subject of the project but it seems more they want someone with the transferable research skills. Thanks.


My tip for applying for any job, or applying for anything in life actually, is to tell them what they want to hear. Always worked for me.


That's the problem. It's so vague that I don't know what they want to hear! It's all done and sent off now though so fingers crossed!