Why do we ask for a cover letter?
We believe cover letters are an invaluable way for you to tell us more about yourself. A cover letter offers you an opportunity for you to tell us what you are passionate about and what you would bring to both the role you are applying for and to Mayden. We therefore appreciate you providing a cover letter with your CV so we can learn about you as an individual.
What should you include?
- Let us know why you have considered Mayden as a potential employer; what do you like about what we have to offer and the work we do?
- How do your skills and experience meet the requirements listed in the job advert?
- Do you have any big achievements that you are proud of to tell us about?
- What would you bring to the role? What motivates and excites you about the role?
- Let us know how you feel you will thrive with our flat structured way of working and company culture?
- It would be helpful to know if you are eligible to live and work in the UK as due to the nature of our work and data security our employees must be based within the UK. If relevant, let us know that you are willing to relocate within a commutable distance of Bath.
- We are an inclusive company and believe everyone should have a fair opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. We would be very happy to discuss any adjustments or special requirements you may have to facilitate your application at any stage of the interview process.
Let your character shine! For us, a person who fits with our values and culture is equally as important as the skills they offer. We use cover letters alongside CVs for shortlisting and things you have included may be discussed further at interview.
You don’t need to retype your CV, this is about providing the extra details that your CV doesn’t offer, specifically in relation to the role you are applying for and Mayden.
The cover letter should be no more than one A4 size and set out like a business letter.
Take the time to check your document before submitting it for accuracy and spelling. Make sure your cover letter is tailored for the role you are applying for, rather than a generic statement. Remember, this is a chance to make your application stand out from the other applicants.