Cover letters - ditch them!

11 March 2015

I have long believed that using cover letters does a great disservice to candidates.  Sadly, though, the practice persists.

I never read a cover letter (or, worse, a so-called “motivation letter”) if it is longer than two or three lines, yet some candidates continue to send through long-winded cover letters that, while containing lots and lots of words, add very little. I can get everything I need from a well crafted and succinct CV and simply do not need a cover letter to rehash points made (or that should be made) in the CV.

We came across this article yesterday: “5 Reasons The Cover Letter Should Just Die Already”. Click the link.  It is worth a read!

Bottom line: do yourself a favor and stop using long and boring cover letters!

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