According to this article by Luke Roney from US News, the art of the cover letter remains an important skill for jobseekers. Roney offers some GREAT tips. Read the full article at US News.
According to plenty of experts in the career-sphere, the cover letter is growing obsolete.
But according to the results of a recent OfficeTeam study, which surveyed senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees, cover letters are still an important part of the job seeker’s toolbox.
Ninety-one percent of the more than 1,000 executives queried say cover letters are either somewhat or very valuable when evaluating a job candidate.
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“Although the job application process has increasingly moved online, the importance of a cover letter shouldn’t be underestimated,” says Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. “It often is the first opportunity to make a positive impression on hiring managers.”
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