Should I include a cover letter when I apply for a position?
Yes. Including a cover letter with your resume is important for three reasons:
1. To demonstrate that you understand the hiring process and can convey a professional image.
2. To generate enough interest in you to cause an employer to take time to read your more detailed resume.
3. To highlight a key qualification or accomplishment that you possess which was called out in the requirements for the position you are seeking. By highlighting how you meet an employer’s requirements in your cover letter, you immediately begin to establish yourself as a qualified candidate for the job.