How to write a cover letter – win attention with a killer first impression
Many people focus on getting their CV perfect, failing to take into account the importance of the lesser-spotted cover letter. The truth is that every job application needs a cover letter; it would be a discourtesy to your potential employer and a major recruitment faux pas not to include one. While the personal statement on your CV is your mission statement for your own career, your cover letter spells out your career mission statement to your future employer. It’s your first chance to really hook your reader. And as the old adage goes: you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.