As you can see, that’s a lot of benefits to miss out on when you’re job hunting, even if it might take an extra 15 to 20 minutes to write a letter.
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If the job description doesn’t mention anything about cover letters, err on the side of caution and include one. It might make the application process a little bit longer, but in the current job market, it’s better to show your potential employer that you care enough about getting the job to apply with a cover letter.
A cover letter template helps you create a professional and effective cover letter. The ResumeHelp cover letter builder features several templates to fit any kind of job, with job-specific suggestions from career experts who know exactly how to catch a hiring manager’s eye. These templates make sure your cover letter looks as great as possible.
A resume gives a hiring manager an understanding of your past experiences and skills. However, in a cover letter, you provide more details about how you use those skills and how you can apply them to the company if they hire you. The cover letter bridges the gap between the resume and the hiring manager, allowing them to really see why you’re a great candidate. Plus, you’re also able to include a call to action, actually asking the hiring manager for the interview. A great job application includes both.
Additionally, even if the hiring manager never reads the cover letter, a cover letter can still showcase that you care about the job. Just seeing that you’ve attached a cover letter to the application makes the hiring manager realize you care enough to spend those extra few minutes writing and sending in a cover letter.
Unless the job description for a specific job states that it requires a cover letter, not including a cover letter typically won’t take you out of the list of potential interviewees. However, do you really want to risk not getting through to the next level simply because you didn’t want to take a few extra minutes to write a cover letter? Adding a cover letter increases your chances of getting an interview, so it’s always best to add one.