Do you use a cover letter with every job you apply for?

ScottMac

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I have.

At least to say "Thanks for the consideration, here's my stuff."

FWIW

Scott
 

Confused

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I did.

I think that it helps give some more information to the prospective employer, as there's not much information you can really put on your CV (resume).


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nitsuj3580

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I did when looking for jobs. Your resume has all your skills, experience, etc but I always tried to customize my cover letter to try to show how my skills, experiences, would benefit the company I was applying to.

For example, I applied for a web developer type job so I emphasized my web developing skills in the cover letter. Another job was a computer engineer working on embedded systems so I tried to emphasize my skills in that area in my cover letter for that application. My resume really doesn't change though.
 

rudder

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Yes. I have always thought it very professional to do so. Exepct on occasions where I have applied to a position via the internet and the optio was not there to submit a cover letter.
 

aphex

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Anyone have any samples of cover letters i could look at?