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Do you need a cover letter to submit with all job applications? If you’ve got the right skill set, will you be interviewed with just a resume submission?

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Figure it can’t hurt to have an accompanying personal narrative making your case for the job vs relying solely on a recruiter/manager to assemble that case themselves based solely on your work history. Not required but if you’re really interested, limited downside. Time consuming if applying at high volumes. Previously I’ve reserved a custom cover letter for jobs/firms I was really interested in where if I was just kicking a resume into the hopper but didn’t care then I’d skip it. Mixed results tbh.

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Got my resume picked up just fine. In my time at KPMG, interviewed many and never gotten a cover letter either. They either never apply with cover letters or recruiters never pass along.

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Usually you don’t need one. Add it if you have something that helps your case. Don’t use it to explain away problems in your resume. Don’t send generic cover letters

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I'm from a non target school and submitting an application with a cover letter helps me control the narrative a little more than usual.. It should be specific to the job & firm you are applying to.. I always received more traction with cover letter than without..

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