A cover letter is your first chance to make an impression on the employer, so make sure you give yourself the best chance of success
- In job applications and interviews we all know that first impressions count. In many cases the cover letter really is the first impression, as it is the first thing an employer will read from an applicant – even before the CV
- It is important to write a cover letter specifically for every job application; this is your chance to attract the reader’s attention, leaving them keen to start reading your CV.
- A common mistake is to draft a generic covering letter and use the document for all positions. Those jobs will be never being identical and your introduction to them shouldn’t be either.
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