Cover letters are short introductions to your application that should whet the readers appetite and encourage them to delve deeper into your CV or application form. Therefore, they need to highlight your key attributes as outlined in depth throughout your application. Traditionally, cover letters were your chance to tailor your generic CVs or application forms to specific positions. However, when youve already targeted your main application documents, it can be difficult to know what to add. The answer is to highlight the key points in your application and establish your unique selling points. Cover letters are, in effect, your elevator pitch, i.e. your chance to promote yourself to the recruitment manager in the time it would take for you to travel with him to his fl oor in an elevator.
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