A colleague of mine is a second language speaker of English. He is seeking work in academia after he graduates with a cover letter. Would it be more appropriate to use "Persuade" or "Convince" a potential employer that he has the skills required for their position?
Which of the following examples would be more professional in a cover letter for a job application:
I hope that my CV can convince you that I have the suitable experience for the position.
I hope that my CV can persuade you that I have the suitable experience for the position.