Letters by Job Type: Corporate Lawyer
First impressions in the law sector are ever lasting. This is why writing an effective CV and cover letter is essential. After all, the content of your resume is only half the game, as a law graduate, you will also need to clearly persuade the recruiter that you are a perfect fit for the company. Moreover, recruiters faced hundreds of resumes each day, they tend to quickly separate the weeds from the crop. So, to help you put your best foot forward, a cover letter is a must.
As a law candidate, you’ll often find your educational attainment similar to other applicants, many of whom will have completed near-identical degrees at competing institutions. So, it’s worth taking the time to craft a cover letter that makes you stand out.
For example, you might bill yourself as a lawyer with strong communication skills and include that in your CV. The cover letter must expand on that fact and showcase to the recruiter how good you REALLY are. Tell a story, show them that your skills and expertise don’t only look good on paper, but shine in real life as well. Giving your CV a novel ‘twist’ is a surefire way to make sure it doesn’t get lost in all the noise.