Although skills and experience are vitally important in many positions; when asking healthcare providers, managers and recruitment departments “What is the most important thing you look for when recruiting?” it’s the right personality and attitude for the job role, team, department and organisation. A CV or application form is usually brief and factual however a covering letter gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your writing style and buts flesh to the bare bones of the CV or application form. A covering letter is the first page of your introduction to the organisation and not an addition. “Please find enclosed my CV” won’t get you very far and is a wasted opportunity.
Whether sending via email, electronic application or posting our suggested layout for your covering letter would be:
If you start with a name (e.g. “Dear Mrs Carter”) you should end with “Yours sincerely”. If you start with “Dear Sir or Madam you should end with “Yours faithfully”.