“Should I include a cover letter when submitting a resume?” This is a question I have been asked countless times in my years of recruiting. I always give the same answer.
When seriously considering new employment, it is always best practice to leave nothing to chance. Control all things controllable, which means writing a standout cover letter.
Over my career, I have had the fortune of working alongside hiring managers from a wide spectrum of industries. I built professional relationships with these individuals while recruiting talent for their organizations, and I learned firsthand about candidate screening etiquette. So, while I don’t represent a national consensus, I can offer professional insights along with these few lessons I learned that will be sure to make for a standout cover letter.
By: Niko Cinquepalmi, Student Recruiter