When submitting a CV to a prospective West Sussex employer do you on all occasions include a covering letter too? What should it say? We at AllWestSussexJobs want to help you in improving your chances of getting that good job so here is our hints and tips on covering letters.
Simple answer, YES!
A CV will tell a prospective West Sussex employer of your career history, education etc but not why you are applying for their role with their employer. It also gives your CV a personal touch which shows to the employer 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, keep in mind that you are presenting yourself to a professional person and your covering letter should show this:
Secondly, keep in mind that you are putting your best foot forward in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you could want to include are:
Endeavour to be honest and passionate. Consider why you are applying, there must be reasons you consider that you can do the job so explain that to them. A ideal covering letter might be more important than the CV itself especially if you don’t have entirely the right 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 relevant and strong. Note: organisations such as West Sussex County Council jobs and University of Chichester / The Univeristy of Sussex jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.