What is a cover letter? A cover letter is a document sent with your CV to provide additional information on your skills and experience.
Employers use cover letters as a way to screen applicants for available jobs and to determine which candidates they would like to interview. If an employer requires a cover letter, it should be listed in the job posting.
What is included in a cover letter
A cover letter typically provides detailed information on why you are qualified for the job you are applying for. Effective cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organisation and identify your most relevant skills or experiences.
A cover letter supplements a CV and provides additional information on your skills and qualifications for the job for which you are applying.