When posting a CV to a prospective Basingstoke employer do you always add a covering letter too? What should your covering letter say? We at AllBasingstokeJobs want to help you in maximising your chances of getting that great job so here is our hints and tips on covering letters.
Straightforward answer, YES!
A CV will inform a potential Basingstoke employer of your career 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 shows to the company 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, keep in mind 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:
Try to be honest and passionate. Consider 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 particularly if you don’t have entirely the desired skills or experience but think that you can make up for it in others ways.
Remember to amend your covering letter for each job to which you apply so that it remains pertinent and strong. Note: organisations such as Basingstoke Borough Council / Hampshire County Council jobs and Queen Mary's College / University of Winchester jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.