Why a Cover Letter is Not Optional


Debra Wheatman of Resumes Done Right (www.ResumesDoneWrite.com and ResumesDoneWrite.blogspot.com) notes that your resume doesn’t tell your entire story and that sending no cover letter with your résumé is “like leaving your house with a shirt and no pants.” Here’s just one reason, according to Wheatman, that your cover letter is a very important complement to your résumé:
Your cover letter demonstrates your ability to put together a cogent sentence, or in this case many sentences about what you offer in a new position and how you can add value for a potential employer.