Cover letters are the bane of job hunting. No one likes writing them. No one likes reading them. Some hiring managers and recruiters admit throwing the cover letters out without reading them. Still, I love them.
Still, they are a valuable tool for job hunters and hiring managers alike. I can 100 percent support making cover letters optional, but always give an option. Here’s why.
If the job can’t be done from everywhere, you may wonder why someone who lives across the country–or the world–applied for your open position. Were they not paying attention to the location? Do they think you’ll bend on that location requirement and that you’ll let them work from home on the beach in Bali?
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