Why is a cover letter necessary?

By Fiona Hunter

Last Update 3 months ago

A cover letter should always be sent with your résumé. The cover letter tells the employer why you want to work for the company and tailors your experience to the position for which you are applying. In addition, you are telling a little about who you are as a candidate that is different from what is on your résumé.


You should include in the cover letter how heard about the job, how you meet the requirements of the job, how your experience relates to the position and why you are interested in the job. Keep the tone of your letter optimistic and show your motivation to excel.

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