When submitting a CV to a prospective Poole employer should you on all occasions add a covering letter too? What should it say? We at AllPooleJobs want to aid you in maximising your chances of getting that great job so here is our recommendations on covering letters.
Straightforward answer, YES!
A CV will inform a potential Poole employer of your work history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their position with their organisation. It also gives your CV a personal touch which shows to the company that you have made a particular effort to apply.
So what do you say to assist you in getting that job and making sure you stand out from the crowd?
Firstly, bear in mind that you are presenting yourself to a business 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 might want to include are:
Try to be honest and passionate. Consider why you are applying, there must be reasons you consider that would be suitable for the job so explain that to them. A good covering letter might be more important than the CV itself especially if you don’t have exactly the right skills or experience but consider 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 pertinent and strong. Note: organisations such as Poole Borough Council / Bournemouth Borough Council jobs and Bournemouth & Poole College of Further Education jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.