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Do you really need a Cover Letter? Yes!

Many people ask this question and the answer is a resounding "Yes!". Even if all of the relevant information is contained in your resume, you still need a cover letter to accompany your resume. It is true that not all cover letters are read, but it can be the added touch that ensures your success. A cover letter is an important part of the complete package. You are trying to market and sell your brand (you) to a prospective employer and a cover letter adds value to a well-written resume.

How to write a Cover Letter

The final commandment in Cover Letters

The most important fact you need to know about cover letters is that they have to be written. There really is no debate on the issue. Each resume you send out should have a personal cover letter attached to it. The key word here is 'personal'. There is no point in sending out a standard cover letter attached to something as personal as your resume. A cover letter is another tool in your marketing arsenal and you are selling yourself. Most employers will not even read your resume if it has a covering letter that does not even address the reader by name. It shows the potential employer that you couldn't be bothered to find out about the company. Creating the first impression is vital to your job search success and you'll only have one chance to do it right!

Cover Letter writing tips

Creating the perfect Cover Letter

A cover letter is one of the most vital components in your resume package. You should send a cover letter with every resume that you submit. It can make the difference in being selected for a job interview or not, so ensure that your cover letter gets the same attention that your resume does. It can be quite an undertaking to create the perfect cover letter, because each one should be personalized, but with a little effort and some work, you'll soon be writing a cover letter that will ensure that the right people read your resume.

How to create a Cover Letter