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Will a cover letter significantly help my application while applying to MBB? Or significantly hurt if I don’t attach one? There’s nothing unusual about my resume to explain (i.e. employment gaps, reapplication, etc) so my CL would primarily be explaining why I want to work for the firm.

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Definitely won't significantly help. But certainly won't hurt so I'd go ahead and write one as long as you can make it good. If it even helps your chances 1% isn't that worth the time spent?

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Definitely worth it! :)

Write one - can help (usually not substantially) and won’t hurt unless awful/sloppy

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