Do You Need a Cover Letter to Apply for a Job?
In most cases, yes, a well-written cover letter customized to the job posting will add value to a job application. It gives you a chance to tell (and sell) an employer why you’re an ideal candidate, and show off your communication skills. However, a poorly constructed cover letter with spelling or grammar errors can hurt your chances of an interview, even if you have an impressive resume. Recruiters and hiring managers decide in less than 10 seconds if they will read or discard a resume. It’s...