What is a cover letter

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Cover letter: Defined

Do you know that each time you send a job application, you need to include a cover letter with your cv.

What is a cover letter?

In simple terms, it is a letter sent with a job application which highlights your skills and qualifications and their relevance to the job applied for. You cover letter should include the job being applied for and what you have to offer as a candidate. It can also include your career aspirations and expectations. This letter allows an employer or recruiter to get a quick insight into the candidate applying for a position and whether they are a suitable candidate or not.

Most recruiters easily make a decision on whether to call you in for an interview based on the contents of your cover letter, therefore, you need to ensure your cover letter is professional and it must be able to market you to the reader and motivate them to read more on your cv.

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