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The Cover Letter: A Powerful Tool


In a blog entry on Cube Rules, 5 reasons to love cover letters when you really hate them, Scott Herrick responds to a general job-seeker sentiment of hating writing cover letters by offering five reasons to write them anyway. Here’s how he concludes the article:
Look, I get that you can send out ten more resumes for every cover letter you write. You might think that makes you more productive and helps you feel like you are doing a wide job search. But you know what? Everyone is doing that. Few are taking the time to write the cover letter that will differentiate them from the masses and speak directly to the hiring manager. You won’t get an interview for every job application even if you write a cover letter, of course.
But you will get more interviews compared to others who don’t. A powerful little tool, that cover letter.