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Re: Cover Letters -- Never went away, still important

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:54 am
by Tony Derten
Thank you all for your input. This is very useful!

Re: Cover Letters -- Never went away, still important

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:03 pm
by Craig J
This is my first time on the forum (Hello!) and this topic stood out to me. It absolutely blows my mind that anyone would tell people that cover letters are irrelevant! I agree 100% with DX--it is the perfect way to stand out over the crowd and express your passion for anything related to the position, target indications, company culture, etc. Especially if others are not writing them, it shows that extra bit of effort you are putting into your job application.

I will say that, having been on dozens of interview teams over the past few years, the number of cover letters I see is shockingly low. I'm not sure why that is. The cover letters I do see are usually from applicants with less experience and are mostly just a prose resume (which I despise and often throw directly into the trash).

If you know how to write a good cover letter it is a great tool and gives you an advantage. If you don't know how to write a good cover letter it will probably harm your chances (at least if I'm your hiring manager........).

Craig