I'm applying for a position where a hand-written covering letter is required, as well as the completion of a section explaining why you applied for this job and why you are suitable for it. How are these different? Do they really mean a covering letter or is it still a letter of application? I'm confused and need to post the application asap. I'm not sure what to do. I read through the how to get short listed, but I'm still a little confused. Cheers.