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Covering Letter hints and tips for when applying for jobs in Chelmsford

Covering Letter hints and tips for when applying for jobs in Chelmsford

When submitting a CV to a potential Chelmsford employer do you always have a covering letter too? What should this contain? We at AllChelmsfordJobs want to assist you in maximising your chances of getting that excellent job so here is our hints and tips on covering letters.


Should you always have a covering letter?


Straightforward answer, YES!

A CV will inform a potential Chelmsford employer of your work history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their opening with their business. It also provides 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 assist you in getting that job and making sure you stand out from the crowd?

Firstly, remember that you are presenting yourself to a professional person and your covering letter should reflect this:



  • If the name of the receiver of the CVs is contained in the advert then make ensure you address it to them. For example, you may find ‘please apply to Mr Joe Plumber, Chelmsford branch’ at the bottom of the advertisement

  • If it is not on the ad then phone the business and ask for a name to address it to as it displays an extra effort. If the name is still not available then address it ‘Dear Sir/Madam’

  • Remember to end with ‘Kind Regards’, ‘Yours Sincerely’ (if it’s to a named person) or ‘Yours Faithfully’ (if you do not know the name)

  • It is advisable to do this also when applying to one of Chelmsford recruitment agencies as they too will need to think that you are suitable.


Secondly, remember that you are putting your best foot forward in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you may want to include are:



  • State that you are attaching your CV for their reference for the Chelmsford opening advertised.

  • Express interest in the Chelmsford position

  • Indicate briefly what you have been doing with your work history

  • Say the skills you feel you have and how you could apply them to this role

  • Finally, Explain that you would be delighted to discuss this further if they would be kind enough to invite you to interview.


Endeavour to be honest and passionate. Think about why you are applying, there must be reasons you feel 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 precisely the needed skills or experience but feel 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 Chelmsford Borough Council / Essex County Council jobs and Anglia Ruskin University (Chelmsford) / Chelmsford College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.


Best of luck with your job hunt.


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