We understand that it’s pretty ridiculous to have people write out a long-winded cover letter that basically just mirrors all of the information that can be easily found in your CV.
Which is why we’re not expecting a novella-length cover letter. Instead, put something relatively short in length together that’s attention-grabbing - something that will pique our interest and make us go ‘Holy crap, we gotta call this person!’.
We’ve had a few fun examples here so far:
Because he was sending his application through just before International Talk Like A Pirate Day, one of our SEO specialists actually wrote his entire cover letter as if he were a pirate.
A prospective account manager wrote her cover letter in the form of a recipe, with ingredients including ‘1 ½ cups of fantastic communication skills’ and ‘3 heaped tablespoons of hilarity’.
The bottom line here, folks, is to make it interesting - let your imagination lead the way and create something unique for us.
If you don’t fancy yourself as a ‘creative’, that’s absolutely fine too - just put something together that highlights your biggest wins. We love to read about how people have changed things for the better when working in previous roles, too!