When you’re applying for a new job, although writing a cover letter might not always be a requirement, when it is, it becomes the best way for you to present yourself to your potential future employer in the most convincing, honest, and personal way in order to make sure you get to the next step: the job interview!
The first thing your future employers see is probably one of the most important things. Many big companies don’t really have the time to sift through hundreds of CVs, which means they will automatically be drawn to the ones that tick all the boxes. One thing to think about before we start off is that your CV doesn’t necessarily have to be a statement piece. For example, a luminous yellow background colour or a CV the size of a wall, just to stand out, are usually very bad ideas. Employers are looking to find one essential information on your CV: whether you have the skills they need or not. Keep that in mind at all times. Then prove it.