I'm applying for a Christmas Temporary job at various shops such as Gap, Clarkes, Waterstones... Some of them require an application form, but none of them mention anything about a cover letter. Should I write one?
Also, do I have to include references in my CV as I've heard conflicting advice
Thanks in advance,
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Do I have to send a cover letter with an application form? watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-10-2006 19:53
- 19-10-2006 20:02
I wouldnt bother with a cover letter as it probably wont get read. Only put referees if you really have nothing else to say, have a work experiance section though and say references available on request. Your CV should only be a page long as well.
- 20-10-2006 10:44
No, if they've supplied an application form them you don't need to include a covering letter. And same as supernova, just say 'references available on request' instead of actually detailing them - they get those sort of details from you one you've had an interview.
(ooh, and I noticed your applying for waterstones - I work there. We don't have an application form so definately do a covering letter detailing the hours that you're available to work. And make your CV look good because they're quite picky about it).