Cover letters? Edit: Updated.

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Virtusa
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Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
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May 5 13 Comments

Are cover letters still commonplace to include with a resume? What about at FAANG companies?

What about including a profile section or hobbies?

Sorry ;) Current TC: Midwest. 105k. Data analytics/BI. Consulting company.

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  • Google / Eng wocky
    Don't do it. It makes you look outdated.
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  • Google MVou06
    Never wrote a cover letter. Still got offers from goog msft fb (never applied to amzn)
    May 5 0
  • Aetna / Data banana 🍌
    I wouldn’t include hobbies.
    May 5 1
  • Amazon / Eng YcUP73
    Tc
    May 5 1
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      Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
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  • Athenahealth jRfJ36
    My opinion: no cover letter, no shit on your resume that isn't relevant for the job you are applying to
    May 5 0
  • Yes. If you are applying then you need a cover. If you are being recruited then you don’t.

    I’ve been a hiring manager for several years at previous company and I read every cover that came with a resume that seemed decent. I used them to help make decisions about phone screening borderlines and for seeming stars I used it to help seed conversation during the call.
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    Virtusa
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    Made an update: included TC, asked another question about profile/hobbies
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  • Amazon amazons
    Can’t recall ever seeing one at Amazon and I’ve hired dozens of people. Doubt anyone would read it tbh.
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  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Some tier2-3 still do ask you to send in cover letter but otherwise no need for that effort anymore. I don’t waste time....
    May 5 0
  • Never wrote a cover letter. Can't get past the CV screen at Google. Got F offer though so...
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