Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:siliconfury wrote:Cover letters are basically "I am available for that advertised job on this date. CV attached. Cheerio", written in more formal terms.Fjar wrote:Aaaarrrrgggghhhh wrote:A short interests section, included a part of a covering letter.
Nooooo. The covering letter is a piece of purely professional correspondence regarding the vacancy and why you want to fill it, surely?
You might as well quote the whole sentence I wrote at least.
"I'm here, gimme the job"
"This is why I would be good for this job" (outside of any basic info on CV)
"Why I think I am the best person" (might include interests due to position applied for)
"Contact me, or I'll break your kneecaps"
CV, basic info. Covering letter, fluff.
You can highlight your achievements & history in a CV with ease, but a simple covering letter can target a basic CV to a specific job with just a few quick edits. May have been a very personal thing for me, but I found it of greater help when having to trawl through 100+ CVs every Christmas.
...so where does "a short interests section" fit into the cover letter?