Cover letter explained. A cover letter introduces you to an employer and asks them to think about your application. It’s a short letter - 3 to 5 paragraphs - that you should send with your CV or application form. Write it as an email if you’re applying online or print off a typed copy to go with a paper application.
With 57.1% of professionals ranking the cover letter as an essential application component, you can’t afford to leave it out. We know that writing these letters can seem daunting at first, especially as it can feel like there’s a lot to remember.