Cover Letters: Why They’re Useful and How to Read Between the Lines

Cover Letters: Why They’re Useful and How to Read Between the Lines

While there has been healthy debate as to whether or not cover letters are expected, they are still arguably a key piece of applying for a job since they allow applicants to introduce themselves and their accomplishments. They also give applicants the opportunity to highlight specific “wins” that are pertinent to the position, but which may not be visible on their resume.

A 2016 CareerBuilder survey found that only about 29 percent of employers require a cover letter.  However, not having one could force hiring managers to rely solely on someone’s resume, which isn’t always the best indicator of the candidate’s personality, writing style, or goals in applying for the job.

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Pinky Columbres

Pinky Columbres

Pinky is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Ecological and Environmental Engineering with mastery on Waste Water Management. She has worked for international companies for 12 years, then later shifted to virtual work to accommodate motherhood. Since then, she has been working virtually for different clients around the globe as a Project Manager, Recruiter, Customer Support and took up many other roles that help support her clients in their businesses. In her spare time, Pinky loves reading, swimming, and spending time with family.