When submitting a CV to a prospective Chichester employer should you always have a covering letter too? What should this contain? We at AllChichesterJobs want to assist you in increasing your chances of getting that excellent job so here is our hints and tips on covering letters.
Straightforward answer, YES!
A CV will tell a prospective Chichester employer of your employment history, education etc but not why you are applying for their opening with their organisation. It also gives your CV a personal touch which shows to the business that you have made a determined effort to apply.
So what do you say to help you in getting that job and ensuring you stand out from the crowd?
Firstly, remember that you are presenting yourself to a business person and your covering letter should reflect this:
Secondly, remember that you are selling yourself in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you may 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 perfect covering letter can be more important than the CV itself especially if you don’t have entirely the desired 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 relevant and strong. Note: organisations such as Chichester District Council / West Sussex County Council jobs and University of Chichester / Chichester College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.