Webinar: Cover letters 101

An excerpt of the webinar “Cover Letter 101.” Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

While your CV is the most important document to your job search success, the cover letter could be the thing that helps seal the deal and get you that all important interview. It is difficult to know how much time a recruiter will actually spend reading it, but, not having a compelling cover letter could mean you are missing out on some great career opportunities.

A cover letter is really your closing argument says Kate Warren, executive vice president at Devex, who joins us for the third and final webinar of our Job Search Bootcamp series. While your CV or resumé details your experiences and qualifications, a cover letter helps the recruiter get to know you a little better and see how you express yourself. “They are really looking to understand your motivations for the job and the employer — why do you want to work for them, why do you want this job?” says Warren.

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    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.