Why should a cover letter accompany a CV?
A cover letter is something which is often missing when applying for a job, and most applicants only ever worry about supplying a CV. However, those that do attach a cover letter are already one step ahead of the competition.
What is a cover letter and why is it so important?
A cover letter is a one page document which allows you to expand a little more on your CV and directly state how your skills, qualifications and past experience will benefit the company. Whereas a CV will often simply list this information, the covering letter allows the applicant a chance to explain why they are right for the role, and what they can bring to the company.
Your chances are increased significantly if you use a cover letter
If an employer receives a hundred CV’s, which is nowadays extremely possible, then you have to stand out. The perfect CV is only as good as it’s covering letter, and this is where you need to focus your attention once your CV has been completed. Don’t forget to also custom write your CV to each role, and for more information on this please click here and scroll to the bottom.
Out of those one hundred candidates there are bound to be lots of people who are just as skilled and qualified as you are, so one of the best ways to get shortlisted for a CV is to attach a cover letter. Straight away you are more likely to be picked ahead of someone who hasn’t, and you are already standing out.
How to write a cover letter
Writing a cover letter is not always easy and there are lots of examples you can find online. If you would like to see those great examples, please click here.