Cover Letter Tells Your Reader Where to Focus


Here’s a point not often raised in the ongoing debate on whether to send a cover letter with your resume: Bill Belknap and Helene Seiler, in the excellent book For Executives Only, note that a “key advantage of the cover letter is you can focus the reader exactly where you want [him or her] to focus. With just your resume, you are never quite sure of where [he or she] will focus.”