When we advertise our vacancies and applications from people who have taken the time to write a relevant cover letter, I am not going to lie, it gets us very excited!  We are great advocates of these and find them extremely useful to understand why people are applying for a specific role.

An essay isn’t expected! A few paragraphs to show that you have read the job advert by responding accordingly makes all the difference.  A few minutes of time to articulate why your skill set suits.  It certainly grabs our attention.

Read our blog on CV writing so you have an appropriate and concise CV and take those precious few minutes to write your cover letter.  You never know, you may obtain an interview and a job on the back of it.

Here is a great link to help you put together a cover letter http://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/cover-letters/

Good luck!