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Do you guys write cover letters when applying online (aka no referral)? I used to follow that rule and then got bored, but I'm wondering how much difference it really makes these days

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If the job requires a cover letter, then I'm not applying.

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For campus hires it is recommended but not mandatory. For experienced hires it makes more sense to create one and may be a deciding factor if two resumes are equally qualified. Just my opinion and trying to help :-)

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Recently found out recruiters hardly look at cover letters. Instead they use different softwares to weed out resumes. Make sure your contains words such as strategic, business operations, etc.

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A ex-consultant who jumped ship to the start up world told me. Also, obviously, referrals > applying directly. I typically find folks on LinkedIn and then contact them for advice. Who knows, maybe it'll turn into a job one day!

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And good luck! May the force be with you.

ACN1 wow thank you! Is there an article you read or did someone tell you directly?

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