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I Believe in Cover Letters

January 2nd, 2018

Over the years I’ve heard, and written, about cover letters. The big question is should you really spend time on them?

YES, absolutely, is my answer.

When I’ve been a hiring manager I’ve read every cover letter I got. First, I skimmed it. If the resume showed the person was competent and could do the job, then I’d go back to the cover letter to see if I could pull out more information.

Should you really take the time to write a cover letter? You have nothing to lose (it’s never bad to write one), and only good to gain (if you do it well).

With that in mind, let me point you to my friend Barb Poole’s LinkedIn article titled 7 Cover Letter Myths You Should Consider. Read each of them… not just to get sold on cover letters, but to learn how to write better cover letters!

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2 responses to “I Believe in Cover Letters”

  1. Barb Poole says:

    I’m so glad you found the post on cover letters of value, Jason. Thank you for sharing! And may 2018 bring you growth, peace and joy!

  2. Jason Alba says:

    I am surprised I hadn’t seen it earlier… it just popped up on my Facebook feed. Thank you for the warm wishes, and I hope that for you and all of our clients :)

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