When posting a CV to a prospective Gatwick employer should you on all occasions submit a covering letter too? What should your covering letter say? We at AllGatwickJobs want to assist you in increasing your chances of getting that good job so here is our recommendations on covering letters.
Simple answer, YES!
A CV will inform a prospective Gatwick employer of your employment history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their position with their business. It also gives your CV a personal touch which demonstrates to the organisation that you have made a special effort to apply.
So what do you say to aid you in getting that job and ensuring you stand out from the crowd?
Firstly, bear in mind that you are presenting yourself to a professional person and your covering letter should reflect this:
Secondly, bear in mind that you are selling yourself in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you might 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 excellent covering letter could be more important than the CV itself particularly if you don’t have exactly the right skills or experience but consider 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 Crawley Borough Council / West Sussex County Council jobs and Central Sussex College / Crawley College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.