The covering letter puts flesh on the bare bones of the CV

It is vital to your CV. This is why it is the first page and not an addition.

Top tips

  1. Add a covering letter
  2. Get noticed
  3. Ask for advice

The Importance of Covering Letters

You should always send a covering letter with your CV or application form to:

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the work.
  • Show your knowledge of the company/organisation.


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Hints & tips

Use our ready to print instruction factsheet for hints and tips on how to submit a good cover letter.