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Employers Weigh Cover Letters Heavily

Kent Nolen

If you've read this blog for any period of time, you'll likely note that I often express my surprise over my clients' surprise when told that cover letters matter. This is not for all employers, of course, but for many. In my experience on the HR consulting side of the fence, decent employers care about cover letters.

Just this morning, a client sent me a job description with this blurb on the bottom. It's great advice to follow.

A cover letter that highlights three reasons you think you’d be great for the gig, focusing on how your past work experience has prepared you for this kind of position – or why you think you can rock the job even though you don’t have past work experience that’s perfectly aligned. Writing is key to all that we do, and we weigh cover letters heavily.

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