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I know McKinsey says they don’t care about cover letters, but can someone on the inside confirm or refute this? I’m looking to apply early next week and any insight is much appreciated!

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From what I remember, there wasn't an option for me to attach one

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I’ve been told multiple times to NOT submit one. As your recruiter (assuming you have one) directly - their answer is the answer

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I went through the interview process (didn’t get an offer) a few months ago and didn’t do a cover letter. The letter wasn’t the reason, screwing up my case was.

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Who is this “McKinsey says” and why are you doubting them?

I’ve screened hundreds of campus resumes and never looked at a cover letter. Could gentle important for a senior or specialty role.

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I applied without one (despite option to attach) and got in about a year ago so guessing not! Good luck

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Going through the interview process, and I did not submit a cover letter

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I applied with one as an experienced hire. Don't know if it had any bearing on offer to interview or not. Probably didn't hurt, no clue if it helped I've never been given one to review during the interview process, just resumes. So, advice above to ask your recruiter is solid.

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Thanks both! Would you recommend submitting one if there is an option, or just ignore it?

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