When submitting a CV to a prospective Horsham employer do you on all occasions have a covering letter too? What should this say? We at AllHorshamJobs want to aid you in increasing your chances of getting that good job so here is our hints and tips on covering letters.
Easy answer, YES!
A CV will tell a prospective Horsham employer of your work history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their position with their company. It also provides your CV a personal touch which shows to the company that you have made a determined effort to apply.
So what do you say to help you in getting that job and making sure you stand out from the crowd?
Firstly, keep in mind 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 could want to include are:
Endeavour to be honest and passionate. Think about why you are applying, there must be reasons you think that would be suitable for the job so explain that to them. A excellent covering letter could be more important than the CV itself especially if you don’t have precisely the desired 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 Horsham District Council / West Sussex County Council jobs and Central Sussex College / Northbrook College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.