Should you always send a cover letter with a resume?
Yes, many recruiters don’t read cover letters. But it’s always important to include a cover letter with your application and use it to explain things your resume might miss. Even if you choose to write a short, simple one, a well-written cover letter can be the thing that lands you the job. Send that cover letter!
Why is it important to send a cover letter with a resume?
A cover letter is an important way to showcase how your unique combination of skills and experience meet the key requirements of the job description. It is your chance to show a clear link between your knowledge, experience and abilities and the needs of the employer.
When writing your rsum and cover letter you should not?
What Not to Include in a Cover LetterAny Spelling or Grammar Errors. The Wrong Company Name or the Wrong Name of the Contact Person. Anything That Isn’t True. Paragraphs That Are Too Long. Your Salary Requirements or Expectations. Negative Comments About a Current or Past Employer. Information Not Related to the Job. Personal Information.
Do cover letters make a difference?
Patrick’s Bottom Line: A well-written cover letter can still be a difference maker if you are creative enough to find a way around (or supplement) a company’s online recruiting process. Keep it brief. A great cover letter won’t land you a job, but it will help get you an interview.