The Importance of Cover Letters

When I was searching for a job I crafted up at least 9 general cover letters that were targeted toward marketing, advertising, social media, etc.  I then had at least 25 company specific cover letters.  But recently, at a girls night out networking group a member commented that she had never in her life written a cover letter.  I myself have wondered if cover letters are no longer important so I did a little research and here is what I found:

“When it comes to landing a job, etiquette still goes a long way, according to a recent survey of hiring managers conducted by a career website.

Of the 2,800 managers polled…one-third of the hiring managers polled said that they would not even consider an application that didn’t include a cover letter.”

Share your thoughts and what did you do today?

P.S. Read more from the article quote above: Hiring Managers Reveal the Importance of Cover Letters, Post-Interview Thank You Notes.

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