Your cover letter is effectively the introduction to your CV, your professional profile.  A cover letter is something that is surprisingly given little attention by people searching for new jobs despite the fact it is a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd before your CV has even been read by your prospective employer or their recruiter.  The GPW Recruitment team have put together a list of tips below on how to write a great cover letter.

    Actually Write One

    By not writing a cover letter, you are missing out on a way to introduce yourself and make clear which position you are applying for.  It is also a great chance to get your personality and desire for the job across before your prospective employer has read your CV.  A lot of firms will not even bother to read your CV if it is not accompanied by a cover letter.