Do I need a cover letter?
In short, yes, you do. A cover letter is a great way of introducing yourself to a potential employer on your terms. It gives you a sense of freedom to write and cultivate a message that isn’t determined by questions on a form, or within an interview. You’re in control, so a cover letter is a great way to get your personality, drive and passion for a role across to a potential employer.
How to write a cover letter
Writing a cover letter allows you to get your personality and desire across to your potential employer and a recruitment agency may have already advised that this is a good idea when applying. Writing it is a different matter, as you will need to make every word count – here are a few tips when it comes to how to write a cover letter.
Start with a really powerful opening line or statement. This can make all the difference and just like a good blog, opening up with a sentence that leaves a mark encourages the reader to pay attention to the rest, and a cover letter is no di