Covering letter introduce your CV. They tell the reader why you want the job, why they should interview you, & that you are available. A good covering letter will make the impression that your CV is a good one, & that you’re therefore an excellent candidates.
I have recently returned from a year’s visit to the USA, & am looking for a suitable secretarial opportunity . I’ve enclosed my CV for your attention,& would hope that you find my details of interest.
My previous work in London wasn’t banking, but I’m confident that may secretarial skills are appropriate to a banking enviroèment, as my last role at JD Wills & Partners was as team secretary to a small team of partners working with banking clients.
Owing to my circumstances, I’m available immediately, & would be delighted to discuss my CV with you, should you think this would be helpful.