Do you really need a cover letter when you apply for jobs? You might wonder whether you can get by with just a resume — particularly if the company doesn't specifically request or require a cover letter. It's only natural to wonder if a cover letter is necessary. After all, writing cover letters can be a time-consuming and challenging task. If there's an option to skip the labor involved in writing one, it's tempting. But in most cases, and particularly when the overall job market or your specific industry is competitive, a cover letter will help your candidacy.
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Like a good handshake , you want your cover letter to be strong, succinct, and make a great first impression. A cover letter allows you to go into more detail than your resume allows, explain gaps in your employment history or your need for a career change , and make a case as to why you would be a great fit for the position. And a great cover letter can open the door to scoring an interview and, ultimately, landing a job. Make sure your first impression is a good and lasting one by avoiding these common mistakes below when writing your cover letter. Your cover letter is not your autobiography.
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Last Updated: May 14, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Emily Silva Hockstra. Emily Silva Hockstra is a Certified Life Coach and Career Coach with over 10 years of coaching and management experience with various corporations. She specializes in career transitions, leadership development, and relationship management.
You begin to feel the pressure, after all, you know that a great internship will lead to future job opportunities in your industry. You know you need to write a cover letter , but where do you start? The short answer is yes.