Cover letters – does anyone still write them? The answer to this question is yes, very much and even if you don`t write a formal separate document called cover letter or letter of intent for your job application, chances are you are still expected to write something in the e-mail you send, or in the form you fill out on the employer site. So in essence, anything you write that accompanies your resume that is part of a job application is a cover letter! So, yes the cover letter is very much alive!
The reason is simple-for someone to even open your resume, they should be enticed by your cover letter. In fact, most college career centers both at the undergrad and graduate level tell us that recruiters are still looking for a cover letter or letter of intent to accompany the resume that is sent to them. (more…)