Your Resume Package is Incomplete Without Cover Letter


Debra Wheatman of Resumes Done Right ( and notes that your cover letter is part of the résumé package. She writes:
The package is not complete without the cover. Will everyone read the cover? Probably not. While I haven’t done a full study of how many hiring managers read them vs. those that don’t, I can tell you this: when I worked in human resources I ALWAYS read them. I gained a better understanding of the candidate, what underlying skills he [or she] possessed and how he [or she] might contribute in the organization I represented.