Iceberg CVs

Professional CV Writing Service

The #1 CV writing service in the UK. Establish in 2007

Our Covering Letters

Here we share our secrets for creating a high impact, covering letter that will help you "discover what's under the surface" so that your CV stands out from the crowd.

CV writing service covering letter

What is a covering letter?

A well constructed and professionally written covering letter helps to promote your CV and emphasise the key skills, experience and competencies relevant to the role. It permits candidates to specifically address the requirements of the role/job specification. There are two types of covering letter: a speculative one (where you are not applying for a specific role); and a targeted one (where you are). Our covering letters are carefully constructed to showcase your strength and career summary, highlighting relevant achievements. We use our in-depth knowledge of the job market to create a tailored covering letter that is guaranteed to impress.

Why do I need a covering letter?

Whilst your CV is ultimately the document that describes your career achievements highlighting your skills, experience and competencies, it will often not be sufficient on its own. Instead, many employers expect candidates to provide covering letters to identify the role you are applying for, but more importantly, demonstrate that you are able to draw out from your CV those aspects that are relevant to the role.

What do we do?

As the covering letter is often the first document that a recruiter or hiring manager will read, it is important that it provides sufficient information to entice the reader to review your CV and job application. We will use the information in your CV and completed questionnaire to construct a covering letter, either speculative or targeted, which aims to achieve this goal. Covering letters need to be short and concise, less than one page of A4, and contain simple, punchy paragraphs. If you are not 100% satisfied with your covering letter then we offer a 100% money back guarantee.