When posting a CV to a prospective Crawley employer do you always submit a covering letter too? What should your covering letter contain? We at AllCrawleyJobs want to assist you in improving your chances of getting that great job so here is our hints and tips on covering letters.
Straightforward answer, YES!
A CV will inform a prospective Crawley employer of your career history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their position with their business. It also provides your CV a personal touch which demonstrates to the company that you have made a special effort to apply.
So what do you say to assist you in getting that job and ensuring 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, bear in mind that you are selling yourself in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you might want to include are:
Endeavour to be honest and passionate. Consider 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 might be more important than the CV itself especially if you don’t have precisely the wanted skills or experience but think 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 Crawley Borough Council / West Sussex Council jobs and Central Sussex College / Crawley College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.