Application, CV and covering letter
We receive thousands of applications and with each and every one of these we ask for relevant details pertaining to the processing of your application. Please be assured we will confidentially store your information in line with relevant legislation and best practice.
Writing a great covering letter
It’s really important that you stand out from the crowd. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Covering letters are a perfect opportunity for you to show your motivation and demonstrate why you’re the right person for the job. Remember quite often this will be your first introduction to us, so make sure it counts.
Some pointers you may wish to consider are:
Make it clear; always quote the job reference number (when you know what it is).
Why you? Wow us, tell us why you want the job, explain why you feel you’d be suitable briefly detailing any relevant experience and skills that relate to the role.
Make it compelling. Tailor your covering letter to the specific job application. Don’t be tempted to use one standard template. It supports your motivation if you are able to show us how you can add value to Virgin.
Is it spelt correctly? You know it makes sense; it’s also a good idea to ask a friend or family member to cast their eye over as a double check.
Re-vamp your CV. It can be a bit of a minefield on where to start. A great CV really highlights your skills and experience and can set you apart from the competition. There’s a wealth of information on the internet to help you create your CV
Here are a few highlights:
- Keep it punchy and factual. Two pages is more than enough.
- If the job is in a different area than your previous roles, draw links between the two.
- Do you have a seamless link in dates for your career history? – account for any gaps in your CV, you should update your CV regularly to keep it current.
Our assessment process
So once you get the good news that your application has been successful, what happens next? We use a wide variety of assessment methods, because we hire all sorts of different people to do different kinds of jobs. By running assessments allows you to shine in a variety of situations. These are mainly run for our high volume recruitment areas such as Cabin Crew, Contact Centres and Airports.
You can rest assured that each assessment method we’ll be using is carefully designed around the requirements of each role. They’ll give you the opportunity to show us you have all the necessary experience, qualities and skills we need. Our fabulous assessors facilitate the day and will do all they can to help you relax.
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