How important is a Cover Letter?

Monday 9 February, 2015

The majority of positions will request just a CV, but many require a cover letter also. Where an application mentions a cover letter it is best to include one - a full application is important just as a full profile is important!

If a cover letter is required and you don't submit one, it's likely that your application will not be as strong as others who have included one in their applciation.

The importance of a cover letter however is debateable; some companies or employers will choose to overlook the cover letter and focus on your CV which holds the bread and butter about you i.e. your skills, experience, qualifications, education. However, some companies or employers will hold more importance for the cover letter than your CV, as a cover letter is your chance to express your interest in the role, how passionate you are about the company and how much you know about the company, and also whether you would be a good fit for the company's culture.  

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