Many proclaim cover letters to be outdated in an era of digital communications and ever-shortening attention spans. Yet even a cursory look at what top-level professionals are actually putting out there reveals the truth: reports of the cover letter’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Related: How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired Why? Because hiring is a fundamentally human endeavor, not simply a mindless match-up of skills to experience, and a resume leaves precious room for the person behind the qualifications to shine through. Some call it a cover letter. Others a value proposition letter, or an intro letter. But the core goal remains the same: make a powerful connection with the reader, and compel him or her to bring you in for an interview.
May 25, 2016