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As a hiring manager, who actually cares about a cover letter? I usually don’t, and a few colleagues absolutely hate them.

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I will never read one.

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@OP Generally speaking, I agree with you completely. Though on sites like indeed or LinkedIn, I find it helpful to require a cover letter with certain instructions… Such as 50 words or less, putting in a specific key word or phrase etc. to weed out those who may apply on auto pilot. No zombies, thanks! Definitely helps get better qualified leads.

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I never do them because I know 95% of hiring managers and 100% of recruiters don’t read them.

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