During a meeting with one of our key advertisers Krizzia Tiga, we discussed the importance of including a Cover Letter in making an application for a job.
By not including a Cover Letter you are putting your application at risk of going straight into the bin. As a result we decided to emphasise why a Cover Letter is a key ingredient in the application process.
Consider the Cover Letter to be a Marketing tool, in the form of a one page A4 document. The Cover Letter is your first and possibly, only opportunity to captivate a prospective employer. It is a key tool to convince the employer that you have the skills, attributes and motivation to do the job.
The primary purpose of your Cover Letter when combined with your Resume is to land an interview. The Cover Letter allows you to highlight your hidden qualities that are not listed in your Resume.
It should be written in a way that is matter of fact and conveys a keen interest in the role. Ensure you specify the role you are applying for, rather than just any available position. This can be achieved by addressing the contact person in the job ad and stating the job position title.
If you are not yet convinced, remember, if done with conviction your Cover Letter can make your application jump to the top of the pile.
For more information on the Cover Letter please call the Careers Centre today on 1300 637 637.