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A cover letter should do the following: show off an applicant's personality; provide context to a resume; expands on skills and accomplishments noted in a resume; and explain possible concerns a hiring manager or recruiter might spot in a resume, such as employment gaps, career changes, and short-lived jobs.
Many applicants do not write cover letters, so writing one can really give you a leg up on the competition. A hiring manager is likely to be more impressed with an applicant who takes the time to craft a thoughtful, well-written and error-free cover letter because it demonstrates genuine interest and shows the potential employee is willing to go the extra mile.
Crafting an interview-winning cover takes time. You have to study the job description; demonstrate how your background matches the requirements listed in the job description; and succinctly tell the story of your professional history in an interesting and compelling way. Then you have to make sure it is polished, well formatted, and free of all grammatical errors. You can find a helping hand on our How to Write a Cover Letter page, should you need some additional assistance.