A cover letter is typically a one-page document that a candidate for a job uses in the recruitment process. The candidate typically submits it along with their CV or resume.
Suppose you are searching for a job and come across an opening that appeals to you, and you decide to apply. In that case, would it be better to submit your CV or resume like example 1 or example 2 below?
I am sure you would agree that example 2 is more appealing. When applying for the job, you want to show your strengths, your unique traits, and your achievements in a positive way. If you just submit a CV, which dryly lists your qualifications and work experience, it may not be easy for the recruiter to assess you properly. Therefore many people decide to submit a cover letter along with an appealing CV. A properly drafted cover letter benefits the candidate in the following ways: