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Will It Hurt My Job Search if I Don’t Use a Cover Letter?

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Job seekers often ask me, “Do I really need a cover letter?” or “Does anyone actually read a cover letter?”

The answer to both is a resounding yes. Yes, you really need a cover letter—and yes, recruiters and employers actually DO read them. Furthermore, it absolutely CAN hurt your resume response rate if you do not use a cover letter.

Allow me to elaborate on the advantages of utilizing a cover letter and what you’re missing out on by not writing one:

Here are 5 advantages of using a cover letter:   

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