Why write a cover letter?
Never underestimate the power of a dynamic, well written cover
letter is our advice to candidates this month. A cover letter is
the first impression that lodges in the mind of an employer, making
it one of the most critical components for getting noticed and in
turn securing that dream job.
First and foremost a cover letter adds focus to your application
enabling you to target the job and the employer leaving the CV to
market your skillset. Each cover letter can be tailored to each
different role and company you are applying for showing employers
that you have thought about what they are looking for in the job
specification and how you can deliver this above and beyond
expectation. Make sure you qualify that you are applying for the
job as it suits your experience and if not your experience, your
transferable skill set. Your passion and suitability for the role
can also be reflected in greater depth within the content of a
cover letter, putting you that little bit further ahead against
The best cover letters should be kept to just under one page and
focus on the fit between your qualifications and the job
requirements without repeating the content of your CV. In doing so
you should highlight three to four key skills or accomplishments
that you feel best showcases both your personality and your talent.
The letter should be articulate, well-written and to the point
without any negative content or typos and misspellings. Remember to
be positive and friendly throughout.
With the New Year well underway and a surge in employment
opportunity across the board we want to make sure each of our
candidates are well-equipped in their job searches. Don't forget we
are here to help so give us a call and we can help to advise you
with all your career goals.