Jan 24, 2019 - 01:48 PM
One might be tempted to think that a resume is more than enough information to give the hiring managers a solid grasp of how you fit into a job opening, and while the resume will always be the main document for a job application because it can summarize your qualifications and experience, the cover letter provides context, allows you to further explain your professional journey and states your intentions towards the position you are applying to. Ultimately, a cover letter helps set you apart from the other candidates.
A cover letter can be as valuable as you want it to be. A well-written, targeted cover letter can mean the difference between getting a call for an interview or getting rejected right off the bat. Unfortunately, in some cases, a cover letter could potentially hurt your chances if you don’t spend the effort to craft it properly.
If you feel you could use some help with your cover letter, you can use a cover letter builder to make sure you cover all the right bases. You can also refer to Livecareer’s article about how to write a cover letter for reference.