When posting a CV to a potential Guildford employer do you on all occasions submit a covering letter too? What should your covering letter contain? We at AllGuildfordJobs want to help you in increasing your chances of getting that superb job so here is our advice on covering letters.
Easy answer, YES!
A CV will inform a prospective Guildford employer of your work history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their opportunity with their employer. It also gives your CV a personal touch which shows to the organisation that you have made a determined effort to apply.
So what do you say to help you in securing 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 show 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 could want to include are:
Endeavour to be honest and passionate. Consider why you are applying, there must be reasons you feel that you can do the job so explain that to them. A ideal covering letter might be more important than the CV itself particularly if you don’t have exactly the necessary 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 relevant and strong. Note: organisations such as Guildford Borough Council / Surrey County Council jobs and University of Surrey / Guildford College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.