Travers Smith Cover Letter

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  1. jamescw1994

    jamescw1994 Standard Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm currently typing up my cover letter for Travers Smith's Winter Vac Scheme and it notes:

    IMPORTANT: Do not sign the cover letter with your name.

    Am I to take this to mean that adding my details (name and address) in the top right and signing off "yours sincerely" then my name are not needed? (Would make sense given how I've already provided that info in the initial details section!)
     
  2. Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker Legendary Member
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    Sounds like a CV blind recruitment policy. I wouldn’t include name or address.

    Although that information is provided elsewhere, your cover letter might be the only part of your application passed on to assessors, and therefore they may want this clean of any personal information (like name) to remove any unconscious bias
     
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  3. Osh

    Osh Star Member

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    Do Travers Smith not accept people who have previously been unsuccessful at an interview with the firm?
     
  4. Jai C.

    Jai C. Distinguished Member

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    Unfortunately no, I believe that is the first question on their online form whether you have previously interviewed with the firm
     
  5. Lumree

    Lumree Esteemed Member

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    How are people tackling this? There’s no word limit so it’s hard to know what to aim for.

    Would just writing as concisely as possible, but finishing when I feel I’ve covered what I want to, be a good approach?
     
  6. Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker Legendary Member
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    no more than a page of content - would aim for a typical cover letter structure though
     
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    Lumree Esteemed Member

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    Good plan - thank you Jessica.
     

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