How important is Cover letter apart from a resume when applying for a job ?
I am a contractor in Cisco and want to apply for a permanent internal position.
Thanks in advance.
Today, there is email and social media. There is no need for archaic bullshit like that anymore. You should be finding someone's LinkedIn and associated work email, sending them a quick email to request a coffee meeting to learn more about the job, role, what they're looking for, and expressing in person that you want a job there. Then send in your cv as a summary of your conversation.
Sending in a cover letter generically to a recruiting box is like hoping to win the lottery.