Jul 31, 2019 - 01:11 PM
Generally speaking, bigger companies will have their own portal you can use to submit your resume and cover letter. If you are submitting your resume and cover letter for a job at a smaller company, the company might not have the tools or resources to collect and review submissions via their official website. In this case, a job portal/third party provider has its advantages. A smaller company is likely using these job portals/third party sites to source and screen candidates.
Regardless of how you apply, make sure you tailor your resume and cover letter to the needs and requirements of the position, and share relevant information in your cover letter that showcases the skills and talents you possess that make you a good fit for the role. Use LiveCareer's Resume Builder and Cover Letter Builder if you need guidance on how to get both documents nailed down!