When posting a CV to a potential Cardiff employer should you on all occasions submit a covering letter too? What should it say? We at AllCardiffJobs want to assist you in improving your chances of getting that superb job so here is our recommendations on covering letters.
Easy answer, YES!
A CV will inform a potential Cardiff employer of your employment history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their opening with their organisation. It also gives your CV a personal touch which demonstrates to the employer that you have made a particular effort to apply.
So what do you say to aid you in securing that job and making sure you stand out from the crowd?
Firstly, bear in mind that you are presenting yourself to a professional person and your covering letter should reflect this:
Secondly, bear in mind that you are putting your best foot forward in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you might want to include are:
Try to be honest and passionate. Think about why you are applying, there must be reasons you consider that you can do the job so explain that to them. A great covering letter could be more important than the CV itself particularly if you don’t have exactly the correct skills or experience but consider that you can make up for it in others ways.
Remember to change your covering letter for each job to which you apply so that it remains pertinent and strong. Note: organisations such as Cardiff Borough Council / Glamorgan County Council jobs and Cardiff University / Cardiff Sixth Form College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.