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.
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:
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:
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.