The question of sending a cover letter is truly at your discretion as some companies pay more attention to this than others. It really depends on the nature of the business and how CVs are screened internally.
Today a cover letter often comes in the form of an introduction email, and in our opinion one should never underestimate the strength of this as a sales tool. Cover letters / emails are often deemed old-fashioned. Nevertheless, it can be of particular importance if you do not necessarily fit entirely with the open vacancy; it is an opportunity to show your motivation and explain why you would be a good match, especially if this may not be immediately apparent from the CV.
It’s so easy to send CVs today, that you can even send them from your phone while doing your shopping and often people apply for a job without entirely realising to what they have applied, so sending an introduction cover letter / email that is written well can show just how motivated you are to get this job.
Would you like additional information on this subject? We would be delighted to give you a copy of our brochure “HELPING YOU GET THAT JOB”. We have compiled a guide of tips and advice to help our candidates through the recruitment process. This is available in both hard and soft copies.
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