Aug 16, 2018 - 12:50 PM
Facebook values authenticity above all else, which is why, if you're wondering if you should send a cover letter along with your job application for a job at Facebook, the answer is a resounding yes. Though you can talk up your tech and social media skills in a resume, it's hard to show your personality via that document. A cover letter can help you showcase your unique contributions and land a position with the social media company everyone wants to work for.
You may have heard that cover letters are obsolete, which may be why you asked this question in the first place. While it is true that less and less employers give weight to cover letters, that doesn't mean that they don’t want to see one. Only omit a cover letter if the job description specifically requests that you do so. Otherwise, send a letter.
If the job description is ambiguous and says either "Cover Letters Optional" or nothing about cover letters at all, send a cover letter. As it stands, Facebook job application pages leave room for a cover letter, so if you're interested in working for Zuckerberg and team, you should start crafting your letter now.