Think cover letters are passé? Think again.
December 31, 2018 2 min read
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With so many companies recruiting job candidates online, you might assume that the era of cover letters is over. On the contrary, cover letters are still considered valuable tools with which to differentiate job candidates by nine out of 10 executives, according to a recent poll conducted by the consulting firm Robert Half.
That’s likely due in part to the development of applicant tracking systems, or candidate tracking software, which scans résumés for certain keywords to whittle down applicant pools automatically. Once finalists are selected, the cover letter is often the first part of an application that’s actually seen by a real person—your big chance “to make a good first impression on your prospective employer,” notes Robert Half.
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