Owning a highly effective, well written cover letter is a secret that successful jobseekers employ.
Why have a cover letter?
A covering letter is very different to a CV, it allows an opportunity for you to present personal and professional motive and gives reasoning as to why you are applying for a vacancy in detail rather than in a bullet or key phrase style. It can be a creative document whereas a CV follows a more rigid format.
A cover letter is also very likely to be the first document that the employer will read, and is a unique opportunity which directs attention to your application; jobseekers that decide not to write a cover letter are literally giving away a golden opportunity to promote themselves and it decreases the impact and amount of attention they receive from their application.
Covering letter facts
– Creates impact!
– Is very likely to be the first document read.
– A cover letter is mandatory for most government vacancies, senior appointments and graduate programmes.
– A cover letter is directed to a specific person, whereas a CV may be passed around various people.
– A CV is factual document, where as a cover letter can be more of an emotional document/response.
– A cover letter increases the time spent on your application.
– A cover letter will demonstrate your ability and knowledge.
We welcome all prospective clients to take advantage of our free CV assessment service; this can also include a review of your existing cover letter. You may be quite surprised at the information we uncover and the advice you receive.
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