To Send or Not to Send – Do You Still Need a Cover Letter?


Cover Letter - Richmond Hazleton Group - Resume, Cover Letter, Job Seekers, Job SearchBack in the day, pre-internet, it was customary to ALWAYS send a cover letter; however in today’s world, the rules have changed.

What are you to do?

Here are some tips we share with our clients to help them determine if a cover letter is needed:

  • If they ask in a job post to send a cover letter – ALWAYS SEND ONE!
    • By sending a cover letter, it shows you can follow directions
  • If they request one at any time during the hiring process – SUPPLY IT!
    • There is no harm in being prepared ahead of time
      • Drafting a cover letter at the beginning of your job search can pay off down the road
    • If you have worked in this position before
      • Share with the hiring company how you can bring value to the position
    • If you were referred to the job post
      • Make sure to mention the person who referred you
        • Always ask the referral if you can mention their name
      • Online applications – sometimes online application forms will not have a section where you can upload your cover letter
      • If they say DON’T send a cover letter – heed the warning!

Here’s the bottom line – if they say don’t send a cover letter, then don’t send one.

If you are in doubt, submit your cover letter!

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