Do You Need a Cover Letter?

A cover letter??? Do I need it?

Everyone who sends out a resume does! Even if the cover letter never “came up” in the conversation or was not mentioned in an advertisement, it is expected that you will write one.
It is regarded as a sign of laziness to send out a cover letter that is not tailored to the specific company and “double laziness” not to send a cover letter at all.

Although, cover letter adds to the wear and tear of job search, yet it gives you another chance to emphasize what you have to contribute to the company or Organization. Hey! Do not give the recruiter a second to entertain thoughts like: But how can this person help us? Though your resume can answer this question, it does so in a ‘rigid’ format. Whereas, the cover letter allows you to answer in your own words and style.

Your cover letter should contain not only your experience; it should also show how and what you can contribute towards the positive growth of the firm.
Example:
Weak: I have good knowledge of web programming and Application development.
Better: Due to my strong knowledge of web programming and Application Development, I will develop a better structured standard compliant, information system infrastructure which will make processing easier thereby saving work time and money.
The cover letter is the only place you can add what you can do for the firm (not just what you can do); exploit it!
Except where it is otherwise mentioned all applications should be submitted with a well written cover letter.

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33 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    Dis is perfect & informative! Would you pls give a sample of a good cover letter? Thanks

  2. I strongly believe that u are helping a lot of unemploy youth by providing this clue.Thanks

  3. Cover Letter Samples says:

    Yes i need covering letter because it helps us to get more impression for the job recruiters.

  4. tosin says:

    Pls can i have your email so i can send you my resume and cover letter to help me preview?

  5. prince says:

    Thanks so much…this helps me a lot!

  6. Ekpes says:

    Pls I would like to know how to go about it especially if one is yet to have any form of experience thank u

  7. Joseph says:

    Please i do need one to enable present a clear and understandable one for better employment. thanks.

  8. Joseph says:

    please for better chances of employment,i need a cover letter format.
    thanks.

  9. am proud to be an indigene of says:

    Thank you sir,this is powerful and informative, pls can l have your email address so that l can send my CV and covering letter for preview . Thank You and God Bless.

    Ranti.

  10. oladapo says:

    This great I would so much appreciate if I can get a cover letter

  11. Olawale Richard says:

    Please I need covering letter because it helps me to get more impression for the job recruiters.

  12. iresemowo opeyemi says:

    Thanks, this is really informative. I will like to have a format on cover letter in order for me to apparently write mine.

  13. Rahman Idiat Folashade says:

    Good day please I need a format of cover letter for my resume.Thanks and God bless.

  14. Ibitoye D. Sunday says:

    This is great for reducing leave of unemployment in Nigeria but then i need a cover letter

  15. Biodun Hammed says:

    please sir can I get a cover letter to complete my resume, please I need a cover letter.

  16. Alasi oluwafunmilayo Esther says:

    Evening sir, pls sir i need the cover letter to complete my resume.thks

  17. christiana says:

    Please I need a cover letter

  18. Ibrahim abdulkadir says:

    Pls sir iam a graduation this year i need a little job thank u

  19. Nuhu abdulmalik onimisi says:

    Pls i do need a gøod coverletter to bost my chance of emploment. I wil be very greatful if u can help me wit one. (okeneprince@gmail.com) that my email.

  20. Felix says:

    I need a cover letter

  21. Peter says:

    I need a cover letter

  22. Kareem.G says:

    i need a cover letter sir pls

  23. Saidat says:

    *pls i need a cover letter

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