Not sending cover letter…mistake?

posted 6 days ago in Career
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t work in HR, but I do review resumes after HR sends to me. If you’re looking for a professional job, I would definitely recommend scaling back on your applications and targeting the ones for which you really feel you are a good fit.

 

We can usually tell when someone just threw a bunch of stuff at a wall and was looking to see what stuck. We generally toss those resumes.

Post # 17
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3510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

RunLift1234 :  As a career counselor, we tend to advise that you turn in what is asked of you. Just like resumes, everyone feels differently about cover letters. If an employer wants one, they’ll make it a required part of the application. Sometimes you’re given the option of attaching one even if it isn’t required, so that’s at your best discretion. I think that well written cover letters can do plenty to strengthen your candidacy, but a poorly written or generic one does the opposite. I second the advice of reigning in your search by focusing on positions that truly fit your skills and previous experiences. 

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