Jul 31, 2019 - 01:06 PM
You may wonder if a cover letter is still needed today. The answer is yes. You definitely need a cover letter. It's your opportunity to share why you would be a good fit, and it keeps the company from having to guess. Also, since many applicants skip sending one, you have a chance to further set yourself apart from the competition by including one.
Your cover letter should include information about the skills that you bring that make you a good fit for a job – this was noted already in the first paragraph but it definitely bears repeating. You can also include information about your current or previous jobs, and you may want to include information about your educational background.
Another big thing that HR professionals look for in cover letters is information on your preferred method of contact. In the final paragraph of your cover letter, make sure you note the best phone number or email address for them to reach you at.
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