Are cover letters still necessary?

Gallagher yvyfyv
Dec 16, 2019 22 Comments

are cover letter still needed when applying for jobs or a polish resume would do just fine when applying for new job

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TOP 22 Comments
  • New ketch
    I've never sent a cover letter in my life
    Dec 16, 2019 2
  • Google sqrt(-1)
    Nobody cares.
    Dec 16, 2019 0
  • New ketch
    OP actually faxes in his resumes
    Dec 16, 2019 2
    • American Airlines ydntudkof
      😂
      Dec 16, 2019
    • Palo Alto Networks NiCashAura
      That is an upgrade from my days where I send my resume through the post office and have the mailbox deliver my resume with a horse carriage
      Dec 16, 2019
  • New scheme
    No.
    Dec 16, 2019 0
  • New MbhR56
    I’ve recruited and it’s annoying to read them and not necessary at all. Although, some employers do require them - but not many.
    Dec 16, 2019 1
    • American Airlines ydntudkof
      Thanks for being voice of reason.
      Dec 18, 2019
  • American Airlines ydntudkof
    Exhausting reading them with application package. Just show me resume and sample of skills/work. Too fake to try to care.
    Dec 16, 2019 0
  • BlackRock LTB
    I still see job postings requiring a cover letter. I don't apply to those jobs.
    Dec 17, 2019 1
    • Booking.com B. Coast
      i upload my resume to the cover letter box, claim it was a mistake if they ask you during recruitment.
      Dec 20, 2019
  • Twitter 🥤C
    No - if you are an engineer
    Dec 16, 2019 0
  • Credit Karma Bathroom
    OP do you also hand out printed out resumes.

    Get with the times and leetcode instead.
    Dec 16, 2019 1
    • Dow Chemical Lamar
      "Why don't you just call them and ask if they have any positions open?"
      Dec 16, 2019
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    It depends on what you are applying for.

    Submitting something on a job board, no.

    Communicating directly with a HM as a referral, yes.
    Dec 16, 2019 1
    • American Airlines ydntudkof
      Translation. If the Company, recruiter, HM is ancient then cover letter.
      Dec 16, 2019

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