Cover letters are one of those application requirements everyone seems to have an opinion about. Some people feel that cover letters are important, that they demonstrate a sense of professionalism and offer applicants an opportunity to provide information that a resume may not adequately communicate. Others see them as a waste of time, the sort of requirement that has little benefit but opens the door to an applicant accidentally making a poor impression. Related: Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes? To put this discussion into perspective, here are some answers from employment experts to the question, "Do cover letters matter?"
June 20, 2015