You’re probably wondering why you need a cover letter if everything is in your CV anyway...find out here why a few opening paragraphs can really help you out.
We often fall into the habit of "one cover letter fits all" when sending our applications. Be warned - employers will pick up on this...
Knowing how to format and what to include in your cover letter can help keep it concise while still delivering all the necessary information.
Whether posting or emailing your application, your cover letter is the first chance you get to impress a prospective employer.
The basic rules of style, brevity and clarity that apply to any covering letter also apply when you’re making job applications online.
Sending a speculative application can be a very effective method of securing a new job even if they’re not advertising.
When applying for jobs, sending your CV without a brief covering letter explaining your purpose will be confusing and most likely forgotten.
A cover letter is just as important as your CV as it gives you a chance to pick out the main highlights and relate them to the employer’s needs.
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