Neal Kaplan I'm a director of technical communications working for a data analysis startup in Redwood City. I started as a technical writer, and since then I've also been learning about information architecture, training, content strategy, and even something about customer support. I'm also passionate about cross-team collaboration and user communities.

How much of a difference do cover letters make?

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50% of people said cover letters are important. They can explain employment gaps according to 49% of people. They are important for spotlighting an applicants professional achievements.

How big of a difference does a cover letter make?

Don’t skip it! Extra information on that page can make a huge difference. A cover letter gives you the chance to make your case for why you are the right person for the job. To give life to what’s in your resume is what it’s about.

Does applying with a cover letter make a difference?

A well-written cover letter can still be a difference maker if you are creative enough to find a way around a company’s online recruiting process. A great cover letter won’t land you a job, but it will help you get an interview.

Are cover letters still important 2020?

In a survey of 200 hiring decision-makers, including in house hiring managers, HR professionals, and external recruiters, it was found that cover letters are needed to land a job in 2020.

Are cover letters really necessary?

If the job offer requires a cover letter, the employer, hiring manager, or recruiter requests one, you’re applying directly to a person and know their name, or someone has referred you for the position. If you apply online, you might not need a cover letter.

Are cover letters going away?

The cover letter is likely to become obsolete due to how much of a role social media is playing in the recruiting process. According to a recent study by the Society For Human Resource Management, 84% of employers use social media to recruit.

Neal Kaplan I'm a director of technical communications working for a data analysis startup in Redwood City. I started as a technical writer, and since then I've also been learning about information architecture, training, content strategy, and even something about customer support. I'm also passionate about cross-team collaboration and user communities.

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