Every time that you send out your CV you will need to send out a cover letter with it, whether you are sending your CV in response to an advert or direct to an employer or recruiter.
This cover letter needs to tell the person you are sending it to why they should read your CV.
A cover letter needs to say a lot more than just: 'Here is my CV!', which is all some people seem to think a cover letter should say.
It needs to tell the person why you are writing to them and outline why you are the ideal candidate for the job. You need to pick out the highlights from your CV that are relevant to this specific application.
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Cover letters are discussed in more detail in our Job Search section. In this section you will also learn how to uncover the unadvertised job market through networking. There are examples of cover letters for an advertised vacancy and a speculative vacancy. There are also samples of letters that you can use to start and run your networking campaign. You may also want to see our CV tips.
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- Why are CVs rejected?
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- Selecting a CV format
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- Example performance CV
- How to write a performance CV
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- Example targeted CV
- How to write a targeted CV
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- Example graduate CV
- How to write a student / graduate CV
- How to write an executive CV
- Business analyst CV
- Managing director CV
- Marketing manager CV
- Sales manager CV
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- Cover letters