With most job applications you will be required to send a covering letter, or 'cover letter' along with your CV. In many cases, employers will not even look at a CV if the covering letter that accompanies it is no good. As the employers first contact with you, you covering letter needs to be snappy enough to grab their attention, whilst formal enough to portray your professional manner. Your cover letter will tell the employer who you are, why you want the job and why you think you'd be perfect for the position. If you want help on how to write the perfect cover letter, then read over these articles. Don't forget to use the CVs articles to write your CV and to ensure you show yourself off in the best light possible.
- Cover Letter FAQs and Answers - basic tips for structuring your CV and what sort of information to include.
- How to make covering letters stand out - advice on how to write a covering letter to make sure you're stands out above the rest.
- Targeting your cover letters - help to ensure your covering letter is customised to the type of vacancy you are are applying for.
- Ultimate Covering Letter Thread - so you've written your covering letter, but are unsure if it's good enough. Have it checked out in the Covering Letter Help Thread.