When submitting a CV to a prospective Eastbourne employer do you on all occasions include a covering letter too? What should your covering letter contain? We at AllEastbourneJobs want to help you in improving your chances of getting that excellent job so here is our advice on covering letters.
Easy answer, YES!
A CV will inform a potential Eastbourne employer of your employment history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their opportunity with their organisation. It also gives your CV a personal touch which demonstrates to the organisation that you have made a determined effort to apply.
So what do you say to assist you in securing that job and making sure 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, keep in mind that you are selling yourself in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you could want to include are:
Try to be honest and passionate. Think about why you are applying, there must be reasons you consider that you can do the job so explain that to them. A ideal covering letter might be more important than the CV itself especially if you don’t have entirely the wanted skills or experience but think 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 Eastbourne Borough Council / East Sussex County Council jobs and Eastbourne College / University of Brighton jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.