Applying for jobs by email
Only instruction is please send your cv and covering letter to email@address
I always thought cv was fact based and the covering letter was for the ‘I think i would be great at this job because…’ bit but I’ve only ever applied for jobs that required application forms before.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
It’s just a bit of preamble to say “here’s my CV” really.
Dear sirs, I would like to put myself forward for the position of Ferret Wrangler which I saw advertised in December’s edition of Ferret Wrangling Monthly. I have been wrangling ferrets for ten years and so I believe that this position would be an ideal match for my skillset. Please find herewith a current copy of my CV for your consideration. Yours Faithfully, Reginald Fetherington-Smythe Esq. (deceased)Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Why would they need to print it off? It just tells them what you’re applying for; so HR know to send it to the Head Ferret Wrangler rather than a stoatally different department.
They’ll then collate all the CVs for that post; they wouldn’t need (or want) a hundred covering letters all saying variations on “please to be giving me this job kkthxbi”.Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreSubscriber
The instruction looks pretty clear to me – attach a covering letter and a CV separately ( and presumablly in Word so they can make charges if they want to.)
You could write the covering letter as the email – but that doesn’t seem to be what they are asking for.Posted 4 years agoMosesMember
Read the job description . and / or person spec, then paraphrase that in your covering letter:
I would make an excellent ferret wrangler becasue I have a + b + c.Posted 4 years ago
So they know to consider you in one paragraph, instead of scanning your whole CV to find the relevant bits.
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