Poll: Do you send out cover-letters with your resumes?
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View poll results: Do you send out cover-letters with your resumes?
Yes
13 59%
No
9 41%
Voters: 22.
#1
When putting out a resume, do you usually do a cover letter too? Thoughts, opinions on the matter. I usually send in a cover letter as well, but this year it just seems like a hassel. Should I do up a cover letter, all knowing pit?

Edit: For a summer job
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#6
I wouldn't just for a summer job. You don't have to be too spectacular if everyone involved knows you're only gonna be there a few months.
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#7
i voted yes, but i've been looking for something to do in the summer too and i haven't been doing that for all my applications because i'm just ****ing tired of whoring myself
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#8
if its a job that you really want or are well qualified for, you should always include a cover letter. it will help to set yourself apart from other candidates and will help to show the employer that you are qualified for the position.

if you dont really want the job or youre not entirely qualified for it, then i wouldnt bother with a cover letter.


after you write enough of them, you can generally just copy and paste off your bank of cover letters with minimal writing to tie it all together and have solid cover letters for whatever position youre applying for.
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#10
Its always a good idea. You never know if your interviewer will spill their coffee on your resume.
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#11
Everywhere I'm applying explicitly requires one. If you're applying for something professional, then always do it (and don't use a cookie cutter template). I've never bothered with one for temp or part time stuff though.
#12
Not if I'm asked to.
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#14
Yes absolutely. Your cover letter is your chance to prove that though you only have experience in completely unrelated fields, you deserve the job. A fantastic cover letter goes a long way, and they really aren't too hard to write.
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Yes absolutely. Your cover letter is your chance to prove that though you only have experience in completely unrelated fields, you deserve the job. A fantastic cover letter goes a long way, and they really aren't too hard to write.



I over-think them and always find them super hard to write
#16
I wouldn't hurt to do so. It might even help you would stand out a bit.
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