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How necessary is a cover letter when applying for an industry job? I am looking for a financial analyst type role after being in state and local tax for 3 years. Any advice on how to pivot my career would also be much appreciated 😊

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I purposely don’t apply to jobs asking for cover letters, my entire resume won’t even be read so I’m not typing up a paper that’s in reality just a circle-jerk of jargon.

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Companies that require it are pretentious and you don’t want to work with them anyway. Just wait and get poached by a headhunter from your current job, that way you command high premium.

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It takes less than 10 minutes to write one. Do it.

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a Cover Letter is sometimes MORE Important than the resume. Its what get them to LOOK at your resume...otherwise, they get bombarded...they scrub 95% of the resumes without even viewing them. Also, use keywords in your resume that match the keywords in the employment description...especially in the brief description of the job.

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