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Cover Letters

29 Jan, 2018

The Case for the Cover Letter

One of the most common questions I’m asked by executive-level clients is “is a cover letter really necessary?” I can certainly see why they may think it’s not. Cover letters have gained a reputation for something employers don’t read, many candidates hate writing them, and a lot of people just don’t see the purpose. Though […]

8 May, 2017

Cover Letters … Are they going the way of dinosaurs?

My client, Joe, asked me, “Are cover letters dead?” He’d read a Fast Company interview with a Jobvite executive. The article, “Cover Letters Are Dead: Do This Instead,” says that the majority of recruiters Jobvite surveyed do not read cover letters. Is Joe (or are you) wasting time by writing and sending these literary “dinosaurs” […]