What is a Cover Letter and what is its purpose?
A cover letter is a letter you would write to your prospective employer usually to request a consideration of your CV for a particular job. You should never send out your CV without a cover letter. Even if you are applying for a job based on an ad that did not request one, your prospective employer will expect one!
A cover letter generally is used to fulfill one of two purposes. Either as a letter of application for a job, or a letter of inquiry about the employment possibilities at a firm/company/organization.
A cover letter is your first point of contact with a potential employer, so it creates a significant
first impression. It also gives you another chance to emphasize what you have to contribute to the company or organization in a more personalized manner than you could express in a CV.
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