Writing a cover letter can significantly increase your chances of being considered for a position if done correctly. However, there are also times that including one when applying for a job is not necessary. Below we’ve put together a guide on when to and *not to* include a cover letter when applying for a job, and what it should look like when you compose one. Check it out!

Is a Cover Letter Necessary to Apply for a Job?

“A cover letter is a good way to show an employer what you want them to know about you, without the hiring manager having to figure it out themselves from your resume”. Think of the cover letter as a self-introduction, when not meeting in person. Deciding whether or not you want/need to include a cover letter can depend on the situation/position/company. Check it out!

Is the Cover Letter Finally Dead?

How do we know that a hiring manager is actually reading the cover letter that is attached when submitting an online resume? “18% of hiring managers rank the cover letter as an important element of the hiring process”. Why is that number so low? Find out – here.

When (and When Not) to Include One

To play devil’s advocate, “You should almost always submit a cover letter, even if it is not required”. However, as previously stated – exceptions come into play here. So here is a guide on when to and *not* to include a cover letter.

How to Write A Cover Letter

If you’re going to write a cover letter and have never written one before, what should it look like? Is there a specific format? What type of necessary information should be included? What are the topics that should be left out of your cover letter? Check it out!

Applying for Entry-Level Jobs? Do These Things to Write Your Cover Letter

If you’re applying to a position with little-to-no career experience, and you are prompted to write a cover letter or are looking in including one with your application – how do you know what to include with minimal experience? Find out here!

 

Do you include cover letters when submitting applications? What are some things you have included in the past? Have you noticed if they are reviewed or not?

 

 

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