When posting a CV to a prospective Plymouth employer should you always include a covering letter too? What should it contain? We at AllPlymouthJobs want to assist you in improving your chances of getting that great job so here is our hints and tips on covering letters.
Easy answer, YES!
A CV will tell a prospective Plymouth employer of your work history, education etc but not why you are applying for their opening with their company. It also provides your CV a personal touch which shows to the business that you have made a particular effort to apply.
So what do you say to help you in getting that job and ensuring you stand out from the crowd?
Firstly, remember that you are presenting yourself to a professional person and your covering letter should reflect this:
Secondly, bear in mind that you are selling yourself in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you might want to include are:
Endeavour to be honest and passionate. Consider why you are applying, there must be reasons you consider that would be suitable for the job so explain that to them. A ideal covering letter can be more important than the CV itself particularly if you don’t have exactly the wanted skills or experience but think that you can make up for it in others ways.
Remember to alter your covering letter for each job to which you apply so that it remains pertinent and strong. Note: organisations such as Plymouth City Council / Devon County Council jobs and City College Plymouth / Plymouth College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.