#28) Do Cover Letters Matter Anymore? | Just-ask-Chris MINISODE #4

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Welcome to the 28th episode of the Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast, where our goal is to not only help you land your dream job but to be the best professional you can be.


Today, we are going to address the question, “Do cover letters really matter?”


Maybe you’ve spent hours and hours writing different versions of your cover letter, and you’re not even sure if they are getting read. Maybe you’ve never been asked to submit a cover letter...

Here are the questions we address:

  • Do cover letters matter?
  • Why do cover letters get a bad reputation?
  • Do cover letters even read cover letters?

Here are the three main reasons why you should consider writing a cover letter:

  1. Cover letters offer you the opportunity to stand out in your job application.
  2. You can say things in cover letters that would otherwise be awkward in a cover letter.
  3. How do you fit the company culture of a specific company?
  4. Why you are in the industry you are in?
  5. What stories you have on the job?
  6. How has your career has been progressing over the last few years?
  7. Most of all, cover letters afford the opportunity to sway recruiters who would otherwise be on the fence about you.
  8. Location changers
  9. Career Changers

Thanks for tuning in, and we will see you next time!

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