‘Hi. New CV and covering letter has helped land an interview with XYZ this Thursday. I am also still in discussions with another company so things are looking good at the moment!’
RB (Supply Chain and Logistics Manager)
A well written covering letter will help to ensure that a recruiter reads your CV. Covering letters also provide a great opportunity to address any issues that cannot, and should not, be covered in a CV. They can be effectively used to emphasise any key points in favour of your application and to overcome any negative barriers to selection.
Due to the often complex nature of writing a covering letter, and its more personal style, we prefer to write letters only after we have completed full professional production of a CV for you, during which time we will have had the chance to build up a good picture of your career achievements, personality and what you have to offer a prospective employer. However, we can also work with you to write a letter of any type just on its own.
For job hunting purposes we mainly produce four types of letter:
- Suitable to send to employment agencies and head hunters
- Speculative to send directly to companies
- In a style suitable for replying to job advertisements
- Targeted to a specific (one-off) job advertisement
Depending on your job search strategy you may require more than one version.
Whilst we specialise in the types of letter listed above, we also have considerable experience and expertise in writing a variety of others such as: reference letters, post interview thank you letters, job acceptance letters, letters of resignation, visa / work permit application letters etc.
After placing your order relevant information is gathered from you via specially designed questionnaire, phone consultation and ongoing e-mails as necessary. Production of a first draft usually takes just three working days. You will then have seven days to advise us of any content changes that you would like to make and we will work closely with you to fine tune the document/s until both parties are completely satisfied with the content, style and presentation.
As with our CVs, letters are always supplied in easy to use formats that you can amend each time as necessary.
We will automatically supply your finished letters to you, by e-mail, in three different formats:
- MS Word.doc – suitable to print or in some cases attach to e-mails
- RTF (Rich Text Format) – suitable to print and attach to e-mails
- ASCII (plain text) – suitable to copy and paste into the body of an e-mail or on-line form field
We will also supply you with:
- our FREE guide on how to make the best use of your new letter/s
Quality laser printed copies and copies on disc are available for a small additional cost.
Working to a short deadline? EXPRESS service options are available, but are subject to consultant availability and waiting lists.