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The cover letter refuses to die

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Learning and development | 04 Oct 2016, 03:01 PM Agree 0
Four hiring managers have their say on the importance of cover letters.
  • | 05 Oct 2016, 07:19 AM Agree 0
    I think cover letters play a very important part. Good use of screeners before you get the CV/cover letter should mean you're only having to look at an already short-listed group regardless of how many hundreds/thousands of applications you're receiving. The cover letter tells you so much more than a copy & paste cv template also... (which as you rightly point out, can be scanned in a couple of seconds to pull out key skills/tech/experience etc. To be fair, certain industries it's probably a lot less important, but anywhere where cultural fit is important, you can garner a lot from someone's cover letter.
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