The Case for the Cover Letter

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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 there are some valid points to these arguments, a cover letter is still a necessity.

To acknowledge the first part, studies show that about a third of readers admit they never read cover letters. Another

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