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Covering Letter hints and tips for when applying for jobs in Bath

When submitting a CV to a potential Bath employer do you on all occasions have a covering letter too? What should it contain? We at AllBathJobs want to help you in improving your chances of getting that dream job so here is our recommendations on covering letters.

Should you always have a covering letter?

Straightforward answer, YES!

A CV will inform a prospective Bath employer of your career history, education etc but not the reason you are applying for their opening with their business. It also provides your CV a personal touch which shows to the employer that you have made a special effort to apply.

So what do you say to help you in securing that job and ensuring you stand out from the crowd?

Firstly, remember that you are presenting yourself to a business person and your covering letter should show this:

  • If the name of the receiver of the CVs is contained in the advert then make ensure you address it to them. For example, you might find ‘please apply to Mr Joe Plumber, Bath branch’ at the bottom of the ad

  • If it is not on the advertisement then contact the organisation and ask for a name to address it to as it demonstrates an extra effort. If their name is still not available then address it ‘Dear Sir/Madam’

  • Remember to close with ‘Kind Regards’, ‘Yours Sincerely’ (if it’s to a named person) or ‘Yours Faithfully’ (if you do not know the name)

  • It is advisable to do this also when applying to one of Bath recruitment agencies as they also will need to feel that you are suitable.

Secondly, keep in mind that you are putting your best foot forward in particular relation to the job for which you are applying. The things you could want to include are:

  • State that you are attaching your CV for their reference for the Bath opportunity advertised.

  • Express interest in the Bath position

  • Indicate briefly what you have been doing with your working life

  • Explain the skills you believe you have and how you could apply them to this opening

  • Finally, Explain that you would be pleased to discuss this further if they would be kind enough to invite you to interview.

Endeavour to be honest and passionate. Think about why you are applying, there must be reasons you consider that would be suitable for the job so explain that to them. A ideal covering letter could be more important than the CV itself particularly if you don’t have precisely the right skills or experience but consider that you can make up for it in others ways.

Remember to change your covering letter for each job to which you apply so that it remains pertinent and strong. Note: organisations such as Bath Borough Council / Avon County Council jobs and University of Bath / Bath Spa University / City of Bath College jobs may not require covering letters as they have extensive online forms.

Best of luck with your job hunt.

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