Do I need a covering letter?

Yes - you always need to send a covering letter with your CV or application form except in the following circumstances -

  • Recruitment fairs: handing CV direct to employer, so not targeted to any one particular job
  • Recruitment agencies: agency will be sending your CV on your behalf to a number of employers
  • Online applications

What should a covering letter include?

Your covering letter forms an integral part of your application together with your CV or application form and should include:

General rules for covering letters

Covering Letter Examples