It’s a question every job seeker asks themselves. Between informational interviews, applying to jobs and keeping your life in order, do you really need to create a cover letter for every job you apply to? Job hunting is a tremendously time-consuming task and if the process is streamlined in any way, often times the cover letter is nixed and job seekers simply submit a resume. This is a tough question to answer considering that many employers may not explicitly require you to submit a cover letter with your application.
The simple answer to this question is YES. If you’re serious and want to present yourself in the most professional way possible, you should include a customized cover letter with each job application. Why? Cover letters, as frivolous as they may seem to some, are a great snapshot and summary for employers. If you craft a clear, concise and informative letter, it can help employers not only evaluate your skills but your communication, goals and objectives for your career. Still not convinced? Here are a few reasons that might convince you to get writing!
It’s an easy step to omit from the job hunting process, but in the end it can only benefit you to craft an outstanding cover letter. A hiring manager is never going to look negatively upon a cover letter, but they may not appreciate simply receiving a resume. Not sure how to write the proper cover letter for your next job application? Check back next week for tips and tricks to writing a winning cover letter.