Cover Letters Still a Necessity

Cover Letters Still a Necessity

From: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/jobs/15career.html

“Cover letters are still necessary, and in a competitive market they can give you a serious edge if they are written and presented effectively.Cover letters are a graceful way to introduce yourself, to convey your personality and to impress a hiring manager with your experience and your writing skills, said Katy Piotrowski, an author of career books and a career counselor based in Fort Collins, Colo.   You can also tailor them to a specific company in ways that you cannot with a résumé.Ms. Piotrowski recently had a job opening at her small company, Career Solutions Group, and she was dismayed when about a quarter of the 200 applicants did not send cover letters.  Most were within five years of graduating from college, she said, reflecting a more informal mind-set among younger people.”

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